Season is picking up!
Just got my first commercial audition (for a union commercial) which is one step closer to getting a permit.
So how was my audition?
I got my pages from my agent the day before! Thank you agent!
I read through the pages and noticed that there was no lines but a lot of acting on camera - silently. So I went through the sides and prepared as much as I could for the big day.
When I got to the studio - I signed in. They asked me if I had an allergies and I said no. They asked me if I ate meat -- and I do. So I passed the first screening - LOL.
The girl behind me signed in and they asked her the same questions. She said she was a vegetarian. Then the casting agent said - I'm sorry but your agent should have known that you would have to eat meat on the audition and later if you were cast.
So sorry, thanks for coming in - but you can't audition.
I felt so bad for this actor because she had travelled all the way down to the audition and then she had to turn right back and go home! I was very thankful at that moment that my agent is on the up and up and knows when to get me out there.
So I was called into the room. I did some improv with the casting agent. Then we did it again a couple of times. I knew I was doing good work - when they laughed at me. Not at me - but it was a comedic audition so I knew I was doing my funny thing!
Then I was done - and just like that I left. Spilled into the street and headed to work.
Unfortunetly, there was an imaginary burger to eat in the audition...no real meat. But I did feel brainwashed after that audition and headed to lunch and picked up a burger at the fast food chain that I auditioned for.
Eating it felt good, but getting a role would feel better. Until then - I'll order mine with cheese and hold the onions.