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Webisode Shoot

26 Mar

This weekend I rehearsed and shot a webisode for a comedy series called “Money Hungry”.  I played a scheming, gold digger named Crystal who’s manipulating a dying, nerdy millionaire into marrying me.  We shot the webisode on location at a huge mansion in Santa Clarita and the weather was really bad!  It rained all day on Sunday so we had to keep adjusting the lighting to make sure it didn’t look too dim.  Besides the weather part, the shoot was really fun.  It’s a comedy with a splash of soap opera spoofs in there.  Besides my dopey fiance to be, there’s his other girlfriend who is a geek like him but a threat to me.  Then there’s the fiance’s brother who plots with me to get the dough.  Our director said our episode was his favorite of the four they shot that day.  I can’t wait to see how it turns it! I’m hoping it gets post on You Tube soon so I will keep you posted.

Tonight I have another intense scene in Jamison’s on-camera class.  I play a dying mother asking her best guy friend to take care of my baby.  I’ve been returning to my Meisner trained roots studying up on his books and using my imagination to raise the stakes for the scene.  And it’s been really helping!  The catch is the scene is also a listening exercise so we don’t know what the other person is going to say.  We just memorize our own lines and listen to what Jamison says so we’ll know how to respond.  Tricky, huh?!

 

Soap Opera Audition

7 Mar

Another busy week so far!  On Monday, my agent emailed me my audition for a huge daytime drama soap opera!  I was so stoked because I used to watch this show back in middle school and high school.  Not only that but it was a day player role for a waitress.  The scene was super juicy.  My character had served one of the main characters a rat on her plate by mistake.  Everyone is hysterical and I’m trying to find the culprit.

Anyway, I had to buy a new pair of black pants for the scene so I headed to Macy’s and got a great pair from Ralph Lauren.  I had to miss my on-camera auditioning class that night to prepare for the role.  My teacher was totally supportive so we will be able to make it up.  Then Tuesday rolled by and I had my audition.  It went quite well.  The casting director had met me at a previous workshop this past January so I was extremely glad it paid off.   The other “waitresses” were ladies of all ethnicities and everyone was super nice.  It went really fast but the CD was sweet and seemed to like my read.  She called in several girls so the competition was definitely stiff.

The thing about auditioning is you really have no control over who they cast for the role.  The only thing we actors have control over is being prepared for the scene, having confidence and being on time.  I feel really blessed to be an actor.  It’s a tough business, but hey, isn’t life a journey itself?  I like a challenge!