Last week was a big week for me. I dove into a sea of auditions, and although I haven't heard back from any yet, I am over the moon about how much fun/terror/fun it's been.
My week included:
- An audition for a comedy web series
- An audition for a student film
- An audition for a feature-length film (eek!)
- An acting class with Tom Kemp, focused on auditioning for TV and Film
Let me tell you something. There is a misconception about acting. People think it all looks like this:
// Exhibit A: Can we get a wind machine up in here? //
Can you say DIVA?! Cue this jam. This photo always makes me chuckle. It's a still from a short film I did a few years back. I have no idea how they caught me in such a breezy, thought-provoking moment. It's really important to reflect on these moments and realize that SOMETIMES the world of an actor is ridiculous. The real life of an actor-wannabe (that I was fondly reminded of this week) is just a hustle. Just a big fat hustle for WORK. Much like this:
// Photo Courtesy of a very sneaky Steven L. Hale //
// Exhibit B: That dirty hair just screams, "GIVE ME A JOB!!!" //
This is it. The job hunt. Submitting myself for tons of auditions and seeing if I get any bites. I mean, does it get more glamorous than this? I think not.
The Down Low.
In all seriousness, this past week wasn't just fun because I was finally getting out there. That was great, but I honestly enjoyed the process so much. I feel like I grew as an actor in just a few days of putting myself out there, challenging myself with new material and pushing the limits of my own vulnerability. I felt myself actually improving with each audition. The last one went so well, I don't even care if I don't get cast. Seriously. It was just so much fun being in that room, in that moment, in character. I know I'm getting all artsy here, but that is the honest truth.