Monday, August 14, 2006
Yes I am in all of these ads. Okay here is the story. I did this Wetones ad a few months ago. It was a direct booking which means that I didn't have to go to a casting/go-see for the job. A photographer that I have worked with several times before knew I was good with kids, so she booked me. Great. It was a decent paying job, I'll take it. After the shoot, I got a call from my agent saying the photo that they chose for the ad turned out to be more recognizable than they originally intended, so they were going to double my pay. I'll take that too.
Now that I see the ad, I am laughing because this is less recognizable than the Huggies ad that I did, and they were on a similar pay scale (I mean, it doesn't even show my dead give away famous hair). Cut to, I am flipping through Parenting Magazine today and I say: Wow, that lady looks a lot like me, oh, it IS me. There I was in a Playskool ad (with baby Fiona), which I most definitely remember shooting, but was most definitely not aware was going to be an ad. So, I am ok with that, but I would say this is MOST recognizable and I was paid less than 1/3 of what I was paid for the "recognizable" Wetones ad. I have put in a call to my agent about that one....
Another interesting occurrence today, other then discovering myself by accident in Parenting Magazine, happened of course on the subway. I was in a car with 4 men with large suitcases, and realized as the doors were opening to my stop that we were ALL getting off. My instinct was to be rude and push in front of them to be sure we were out in time...but I didn't. I pushed the stroller out onto the platform and then the door closed on my arm with my body and my older child's body inside the train. A woman came running, (the suitcase guys were still clueless) and I just stood there assuming (hoping) one of the conductors would see a woman's arm attached to a stroller hanging out of the car....one onethousand, two onethousand, and the cars opened. My daughter said: "MOM, that was REALLY bad." I couldn't have agreed more.