Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Last month I had the opportunity to take a few days off, so I made my work week easy with work on Wednesday and Thursday only. This made for one four-day weekend and another three-day weekend, which was basically awesome. But then I got called in for an audition on the Thursday I had to work, so I switched my Friday off for Thursday off. Kind of a bummer, but it was still a day that wasn't the usual grind.

So I went off to my audition feeling confident and ready to shine. Then I discovered I was going to be auditioning with another girl. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing because I've done it before and had a really good experience, but I had never even seen this girl before. She strutted in like she owned the place and I could barely get a word in edgewise when we were doing our improv scene. It was a little irritating. Then, when we switched roles, I figured I'd get a chance to do some talking. Nope. Wrong again. I left that audition feeling less than thrilled about what took place. The whole situation had caught me so off guard that I wasn't able to even bounce back and regain control of our scene. Needless to say, I wasn't going to be cast for the role.

I eventually got over it. The idea of the commercial was a girl moves to San Francisco and meets up with a friend she hasn't seen in ages. When I told my parents about the ordeal, my dad said I should have said to her, "Wow, you haven't changed a bit...I still can't seem to get a word in with you!" It would have been awesome if I had actually thought of it, but I was too rattled. My skin is getting thicker with each audition that passes that they pass on me. I'm okay with it because I know that I'll book one eventually. Can't win 'em all!

I saw the girl again at the audition I went to yesterday. This was a totally different scenario and we were auditioning for different roles. I asked her if she heard back from the last one and she hadn't. That made me feel a little better! I wasn't the only one they didn't want. Her call time was different than mine was and once she was through with her audition a really sweet girl came in and sat next to me. We started chatting and I found out she was from Lake Tahoe. I secretly complain about having to ride BART into the city, but when I heard she made a 4 hour drive to the city for the audition, I thanked my lucky stars that I only have to hop on a train. I wished her well before I left and was thankful that I finally met someone at an audition who was down to earth. A rarity to be sure. Quite a difference from the other blonde I watched at a table across the room. She was working that table. The three guys across from her were practically foaming at the mouth and she knew it. She was an attractive girl, but you could just tell by the way she was talking about herself, her body language, and the way she responded to questions that she was more than a little bitchy. I guess that's just the acting circuit. I'll play the game to an extent, but I'm not trying to put other people down or make them feel inferior to me. That's not my style. Besides, what goes around, comes around. Hopefully, I hear back from this one and book one of the principle roles. If not, then it wasn't meant to be! Until next time.


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