Do you ever have weeks that are such______ weeks?
I'm not sure if it's just the industry I'm in but some time I have a week that is such an acting week. Some times it's a week that is such a stunt week. Family drama week. Day job week. Romance week. I HATE the opposite sex week. Stressing about money week. Well, the last two weeks were acting weeks and I'm thrilled.
I had my audition for the Jared Hess Movie and pariss is right it is Gentleman Broncos. It's a fun quirky script. So when I went in I dressed quirky. I think it went really well. The CD (casting director) seemed to really be enjoying what I was doing. It was an early pre-read (for movies you might have go through as many as 7 for a lead role) so it'll be a while before I would hear anything. But the good news is she also casts Entourage so it was great to get to audition for her.
Friday I met with an actor that I've worked with before and a director he's working with now. The director had wanted us to meet so that I could be in the project that is shooting now. They showed me the footage, told me about the project and I was really excited to be a part of it. So we are going to shoot in the beginning of February.
Monday I had an audition for an ad campaign. Like Verizon (you know the Can you hear me now Guy) but not nearly as big. Only 3-5 spots, not a million and 3 like that guy. But it is a national campaign so that is great. I knew the man directing it and he called me in directly. Since I knew the company, they asked me to stay and
read with the other people auditioning.
I thought it was going to be great. What I didn't realize is that the other people they wanted to me to read with were my competition. It was so emotionally conflicting. On one hand I was excited to see how my competition was doing. They were really good. Everyone was different, but good. As a reader, you are supposed to help everyone get as good of a read as possible so I wanted to give them something good to read against, on the other hand I was helping them act me out of job. I mean what if you had a job that you really wanted but had to be the one to interview your competition for it. You want to help them have a good interview BUT you don't want them to get your job!
It all paid off though, because when it was my turn to audition, the company went out of their way to make sure I put my best foot forward. They adjusted the light, camera angle, and we did a number of takes to get the best one.
Today I'm at the editors to log the footage we shot before the holidays on the webisode that I'm helping my friend with. It looks great.
I just wanted to add that Locks of Love do sell some hair. But as “A”pointed out, only the sections that are too short. Plus, they sell the hair to offset the $6000 per wig cost. I also wanted to say that I didn't do this alone. A few people that I work with frequently, and have become friends with, all ended up doing this at
the same time. It was great to see us all together with long hair before , and then again after with our new hair cuts.
Someone recently told me that Pantene (I believe it was Pantene) is trying to get something like 1,000,000 inches of hair this year for a similar cause… So if you are considering cutting off your hair and donating it, you may want to look into that too.
What kind of Week have you guys had?