It's been a little crazy with callbacks and last minute auditions and STILL battling a terrible terrible virus and yadda yadda yadda.
When I shot the Visine commercial this past weekend I was told the reason I booked it was my nice eyes and the way my brow furrowed. I KNEW there was a reason I shouldn't start botox yet! I took a picture of my brow so that all of you aspiring eye-drops actors out there could take a lesson in superior brow-furrowing.
My first and second auditions for Pull-ups involved me waving and nodding stoicly (is that a word?), and in the words of the director: "Wave Like Cate Blanchett in a fantasy film giving your little one permission to take a step and become a
Finally I was escorted in a room full of people all scrunched together behind a desk with a camera rolling inconspicuously to one side. I walked in and the baby wrangler gestured to the 2-year-old-of-the-moment and said: "This is Gabriella." And that was it.
I knelt down and looked at her and the second baby wrangler looked at me and said: "Do you want to play with some bubbles?" I went with it....little Gabriella and I played bubbles for about 90 seconds and then they abruptly said: THANK YOU and my second callback was over.
Playing bubbles with a random toddler was a far cry from being Cate Blanchett in a forest with a ring and long beautiful locks...I left having no clue if I even had a chance. Later that afternoon, after I had returned home from my second callback of the day (for Coppertone...I know....self-tanning does wonders people...even for the pasty pasties), I got a call for a last minute audition for Pizza Hut. Lil Sis was excited about that because she got to finish off the pepperoni pizza slice that I had to anticipate, delight and be surprised about for the audition.