We briefly interrupt this furniture/craft/cranky diatribe blog to talk about acting.
First off, thanks to everyone for your words of encouragement and good thoughts about my two audition day.
It looks like I didn’t get either part which, actually, isn’t all that surprising – just like salesmen, you have to go on A LOT of auditions to get a job. However, that was like my 4th audition for Parks and Recreation so I think I’m wearing them down.
However, despite that, I may be on TV this week.
If you’ve been with me for a while you may remember my audition back in July for a new show called Free Agents wherein I got the job and lost the job with dizzying speed but did manage to score a great piece of furniture while looking for parking so I was happy.
Well, the feedback on that audition was that they really “loved” me and “wanted to find something for me” which was very nice to hear but I filed it away under “sweet but not likely.” When you’re trying to launch a brand new TV show I just can’t imagine that you spend a lot of time trying to figure out a place for someone like me – you’ve got much bigger fish to fry.
But I was wrong (imagine!)
The next week they had me back in for another role. Only this time I wasn’t right for it at all and, not surprisingly, I didn’t get it. Nor did I score a piece of furniture while parking so I figured my karma had worn out.
Then, sometime in August I got another call from my agent:
“You have another audition for Free Agents. It’s another lawyer role. You’re the only person they are seeing for the part.”
I was floored. And, being me, totally stressed out! Can you imagine if you’re the only one who audtions and you STILL don’t get it?! How much would that suck?
But I did get it (yea!).
There was much drama between the “getting it” and the “filming it” wherein the part got bigger (yea!) and then got smaller (boo!) and then got almost totally cut (boo!) but then got restored (yea!) but reduced (boo!)
And this is why I say I “may” be on TV this week. You just never know (someday I’ll tell you about spending a whole day filming a scene with Will Smith only to discover that my left ear was all that made it past the final cut).
So, if you’re watching Free Agents this Wednesday and a slightly nerdy lawyer tries, by phone, to force the leading lady to date him – you can say “I know that nerdy lawyer!”
Or, if you’re watching Free Agents this Wednesday and you notice a very, very attractive left ear in the corner of a screen you can say “I know that left ear!”
So it’s a win-win!