Tim and I both have an audition today, I have three more tomorrow, had one yesterday, and Tim had one the day before. Apparently Los Angeles likes us.
Oh, yeah, the film festival is going well here, too. Perhaps we're turning bi-coastal sooner than expected!
"Well, you know. I figured just seize the moment." - Jennifer Aniston
Remember that commercial I auditioned for last Sunday and booked? We shot it on Wednesday, and it was FANTASTIC! I of course will post it once it's up online. It's for SnakePick (you'll understand once you see it), and I made friends with everyone on set. That's not terribly surprising, though. Creative types tend to be fun people, actors included.
"You'd think that a cast of that stature would be intimidating, and it was quite the opposite. I felt so safe. And we all know each other. We know what it is to be underpaid and worked to the bone. So it was just a luxury from beginning to end." - Rhys Ifans
So I had a commercial audition this morning. How's that for a great way to end the week?
I've also been requested for an audition in Los Angeles. Apparently my name is starting to get around. That's always good news! Unless, of course we're referring to my name making its way into files at the NSA. It probably is. Doesn't everyone have a file there? Anyway, that's neither here nor there, though. It feels amazing to be auditioning again!
"The better the dog, the busier you have to keep him. I'm arrogant and blase enough to consider myself a very good dog. You take pride in what you're doing, in your craft, and all of that, but -- I wouldn't say I resigned myself to mediocrity, not at all, but I started to accept that there might be an ideal you strive for and never realize." - Christoph Waltz
I am so sad to hear of the loss of an acting great. Rest In Peace, Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
As actors, we are absolute basket-cases. I like to think of us as emotional ticking time-bombs, ready to jump into an entirely different character at a moment's notice, ready to fight, be almost dizzily happy, or sobbing at the drop of a hat. With having to be so emotionally responsive on a constant basis, it's easy to see how it could be easy for it to get out of control, especially when you've "made it" and have no one to tell you "no" and keep you centered. What a brilliant, gifted, and talented human being. Calling his death "tragic" doesn't seem to cover it.
"To have that concentration to act well is like lugging things up staircases in your brain. I think that's a thing people don't understand. It is that exhausting. If you're doing it well, if you're concentrating the way you need to, if your will and your concentration and emotional and imagination and emotional life are all in tune, concentrated and working together in that role, that is just like lugging weights upstairs with your head..And I don't think that should get any easier." - Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Redefining "cool" on a daily basis