The difference a week can make…
I really loved reading your responses to my question. Sad that some of you were having tough weeks but you can learn so much about people by their responses. Who's charming and who's not. Who's a trouble maker and who's a peacemaker. And it makes me wonder how much of who you are in your online life is who you are in your real life. Are your comments a true reflection of who you are or who you wish you were? Are you really a quick witted, clever, malicous person in real life or shy quiet guy who always comes up with the perfect response 5 minutes too late? And
whoever is making peace, do you do that in real life? Do you often find yourself minimizing your emotions to end a fight faster or find yourself in the middle of two extremely emotional people that you are always trying to calm? Or is it the opposite, do you start the fights?
I'm not asking because I'm probing or trying to be all deep. It just occured to me, while reading your comments, that blogging, online chats, comments are not that different from the acting profession. They are a side of you that you wish you could show in your real life but are afraid to.
Alison Janney, almost always plays characters who are brash, or low class, or superficial. In real life however, she's the sweetest most geniune person. Lisa Kudrow made a career of playing a ditz but in real life she's really bright. And so on. I mean it's not always true. Some people just aren't acting. I mean Eva L plays a self centered bitch on DH and many reports so far have confirmed that. I haven't met her personally but I trust the people I've heard it from.
My best characters that I play are ditzy (I'm smart but I can be a dingbat at times), and tough ass kicking types (I'm a peacemaker in actuality). I also get cast as bitches (Again a peacemaker). And MAN I wish I was all of that more in my life. I'd love to turn my brain off and get taken care of for a while. I'd love to tell a few people just what I thought of them! And while I didn't love the movie, there's a scene in Domino when Ian Z is giving Domino a hard time about being a scared little girl with daddy issues and she just turns to him and punches him in the nose. Breaks it. MAN I WISH I COULD DO THAT! I guess with my training I could do that. So what I mean is “Man, I wish I WOULD do that!!!”
As for my week.. more exciting promises and more waiting for them to be real. Had a meeting with Paul Rudd and Brad Pitt's manager. They might be interested in repping me. Which would be CRAZY cool! But they need to see what the strike is doing before they take anyone on.
Still no word on Gentleman Bronco's. Think it's going to be a while on that.
Still no word on the Ad Campaign. They are still auditioning people for all the roles (including the one I want).
Ran into the lead actor in a pilot I did stunts for at Vons (grocery store). I talked to him for a while. He's so nice. But found out that the pilot will not be picked up. So that's a bummer.
And I'm going to Pauly Shore's birthday party tonight. So that'll be an experience!