Monday, February 25, 2008

Crazy Callbacks



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 hobbit girl." (all in a British accent). The second callback (3rd time seen for this job) was this morning. I arrived to a room full of little girls that looked and acted just like Lil Sis (I was feeling a little bad that she wasn't up for the commercial with me, even though she was never called to audition....which why would she be since she has no commercial agent?), and I watched as little ones were ushered in and out of the room with a promise to go blow some bubbles.

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.

6 comments:

marian said...

you are a BUSY WOMAN these days! So exciting. So the Huggies is a national commercial as well? Two in a week? Girl!

Kage said...

Yes, both National, yes 2 in one week....it's my new record.....from 2 in a year to 2 in a week!

Gedde Adventures said...

Hi, so I am not sure, but I think I saw the Visine commercial yesterday! I heard the word visine to look at the TV and see just a furrowed brow, and that was all, so it could have been you... I will let you know if I see it again!

Kage said...

gedde, thanks but that's impossible!!! After Mar. 15th, than it's probably me....you will recognize me, they show my whole face!

Gedde Adventures said...

Oh Ok good, I was thinking that was too quick, but I wasn't sure! I will watch for it eventually then :)

Laura said...

Yeah for you! I know you said commercials are the best gigs to get. I will keep my eye out (literally) for the visine commercial in the future.