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.

Friday, May 9, 2008

No idea how this happened

If you look up “acting website” on Google, mine comes up 3rd on the regular search (there are also 3 paid searches listed above it.) That is kind of crazy!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Film auditions a-plenty

Have another film audition for a different project at Columbia University. It is happening later this week- here is the character breakdown:

Leah. Female, 20's early 30's, Extremely indecisive with a bit of a frazzled air. She is sweet and charming enough to get away with it. She's the protagonist so her charm and warmheartedness has to carry through the movie.

This one seems like it will be a lot of fun. Will report back!

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