Picture Picture

Recently I did a photo shoot. As with every process, it can take some time to develop the right procedure in order to produce a good final product. As much as I'd like to say every photo was fabulous, not all of them were. For your amusement, here are some images that won't be used. (All photo credits: Albert Chan Photography ©2007)


A callback!

I've just found out that I've received a callback for the upcoming Kate Hudson/Dane Cook flick Bachelor No. 2! I was thrilled to take the call. The downside to this very exciting turn of events is that this audition will be for a different character. You see, the production company has decided to cast the role for which I initially auditioned in L.A., instead. (Silly production company! They clearly don't know what they're missing.) However, they must like me enough to want to see me again, right? So, hopefully I'll get my new sides this evening, and I can begin my work all over again.

I hope I like her as much as I liked the previous girl...


All things happen for a reason

Well, today is July 20, the purported final shooting date of the episode of Brotherhood for which I auditioned a few weeks ago. (I surmise that I have not been cast in the part.) As much as I would have *loved* to play that character, I also recognize that everything happens for a reason. Perhaps the shooting schedule is off and they haven't called me yet. Perhaps there is another role they wish to cast me in. Perhaps there is a better role in a different production somewhere down the line with my name on it. What I do know is this: I felt confident with the audition I presented given the minimal preparation time I had; the CD seemed pleased with my audition; though we may not always understand why things happen, they do happen for reasons, and we do grow to understand why they've occurred.

I can't wait to find out the purpose for this experience!


One down. (How many more to go?)

So, it's done. I've auditioned for Bachelor No. 2. I arrived early at the audition location to allow myself time to prepare mentally and emotionally because the various scenes I was asked to prepare required a wide variety of dramatic states. While waiting (in focused silence with three men and another woman) I experienced a wide range of emotions: nervousness; seriousness; pleasure (to be sitting there); dread (to be sitting there); apathy. After about 25 minutes of waiting, concentrating, watching, practicing, I deduced that no one in the waiting room was reading for the same part. So, it was calming knowing none of us were in competition with another.

When time came for me to audition, I entered the room and my friend M was running the camera; the other CD M was reading. The scenes were performed in three sections and M & M were very accommodating. I brought a couple of props with me: a tissue and a $20 bill to slap on a table (however, there was no table). We read the first section twice and the remainders once.

I tried to make my character as sincere, vulnerable and encouraging as possible. She clearly has high moral values and expectations, but low standards, and the humor in her experience lies in her sincerity and commitment. Overall, I feel surprisingly pleased with my performance. I didn't accomplish everything I wanted, but I did the best I could with what I had at the time, and I think that aspect of the performance will come across on tape. Truly, I'd like to have a chance to portray this character because I really grew to like her and her quirky nature.

Plus, I was having a really good hair day. Think they'll choose me just for that?


Final Prep

This weekend has been an interesting experience in that I've experienced a plethora of emotions regarding this upcoming audition: excitement, fear, trepidation, frustration, apathy, abandon, inspiration, discomfort and pleasure. A bit more tweaking, some more practice and I'll have done all I can do. Tomorrow, I can only go in there and do the best I can. Merde!


As Yet a Bachelorette

A casting director I know has asked me to audition for a part in the new Kate Hudson/Dane Cook flick Bachelor No. 2. This time, I've got the sides in advance. I've got a few days to make the most of this character (no, I'm not providing names at this time; but trust me, she's hilarious), so I feel a bit of research, a bit of brainstorming and a lot of practice coming on.