Monday, May 12, 2008

It was a coincidence, right?

I had a very good day on Friday (other than the the crazy weather and my burgeoning allergies.) In the morning I caught up on some New York shows, some of which I TiVo throughout the week so I can be sure to know what is happening with the shows that shoot in NYC. As I was flipping through the channels I came upon, “One Life to Live,” an ABC soap. My mother and I used to watch all of the ABC soaps (and Young and the Restless, on CBS) so it was kind of fun to catch up with the show after a multi-year absence. I watched about 20 minutes of it before flipping to another program.

At about 1pm I turned off the TV and started doing my submissions (visiting various website to submit my headshots, and also doing submissions by mail.) I was taking a look at one of the old agent breakdowns (shhh...) to check out what types of things are shooting in NYC, and I came across this breakdown for One Life to Live:

MAIDS- Females, 20s-30s, Caucasian, Attractive and Polite, who take pride in their work. Must be able to do a credible german accent.

I remembered also seeing this on a casting website and disregarding it, because I certainly don’t speak German, nor can I do a convincing German accent. At about 2:30pm, my phone rings- it is the casting director from OLTL and she offers me the role of the maid, which is an “under 5” (meaning that this character is a principal role, but she has under 5 lines.) I had auditioned for this CD a few months back at The Network, and it was great to be offered this on the spot! The CD said that there would likely be more work for this character in the summer months, if this story line takes hold. (Apparently I am not playing a German, but I am playing a servant in a fictional country. I am guessing it is a north European, or even Scandinavian. She never asked me about my accents.)

So, how wonderful and weird is it that I happen to stumble on the show on TV, and stumble across the breakdown, only to be called to work on the show? I could not be more thrilled- that’s one more credit to add to my IMDB page! The episode shoots May 21, I will be sure to post the air date when I get it.


  1. Fabulous!

    I worked for a bit on OLTL when I first got my union card (I think it's all different people) now. Are they still shooting at the studio near Lincoln Center? The cafeteria used to be great!

  2. congrats erin!

  3. devon- yep, that's where I will be shooting. I have heard tales about the cafeteria- I will let you know if it is still great!

    frances- thank you, lovely! =)

  4. That's awesome!

    You're going to make me watch soaps, aren't you?

  5. Yep- first it was Songfest, now soaps. Muahahahahaha!


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