So, I went to Spain this summer with my cousin, Maddie. We had a scrumtrulecent time and there's lots of stories and pictures, but for now, this is what I have.
I friend of mine is an English teacher and asked me to write a memoir for an example for his freshman class. This is what I came up with.
I swear to God I didn't make ANY of this up! This all actually happened, although when I read it back, I barely beleive it myself! Imagine being there!? Craziness.
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- Current Mood: excited
- Current Music:Nothing From Nothing -- Billy Preston
So here are some pictures from the Bob Evans shoot! It was really a lot of fun -- the director was actually NOT a diva and very funny, so that helped, of course.
I ended up being the take out girl for the restaurant, and I PROMISE, as soon as I get a copy of the commercial I will upload it (if you'd like to see it).
- Current Music:Keep Hope Alive -- The Crystal Method
I found out today (after much waiting and wondering) that I booked a HUGE commercial!
Yeah, I'm playing the part of the...get this cliche...cute waitress. It's a Bob Evans commercial (for those of you who don't have them, Bob Evans is a big chain of family-style restaurants. I can be cute. I can do that. I guess the director/agency/producers thought so, too -- thank God!
I'm pretty much out of my mind excited... And it's so nice. I'm in love with this feeling. Like I've previously stated: I'd do my job for free.
It doesn't hurt, however, that this time I stand to make up to $15,000+.
- Current Music:Death is the Road to Awe -- The Fountain Soundtrack
I figured it out: If I get booked on a shoot during the "Winter" (because you can use that term very loosely in FL), I only shoot on the "record cold" days. Outdoors. Oh, and in 'Spring/Summer' attire for 12+ hours.
We shot a Pepsi commercial on Saturday. It was, by most people's standards, cold enough to don a parka. It was windy and got up to a toasty 47°. Of course, the director and producers and crew were all bundled up, but, no -- we were in short-sleeved shirts and jeans.
I swear...I can be bought.
~ In other news, my friend Julianne and I are going to Greece this summer!
I could not be more excited!!!
- Current Music:What Goes Around...Comes Around -- JT
SAG just sent me a copy of "The Departed" on DVD!!!
I've been dying to see it . . . I really hope it's as good as I expect it will be!
- Current Music:The District Sleeps Alone Tonight -- The Postal Service
Leonardo DiCaprio / BLOOD DIAMOND – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures
Ryan Gosling / HALF NELSON – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm
Peter O’Toole / VENUS – Maurice - Miramax Films
Will Smith / THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures
Forest Whitaker / THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND – Idi Amin - Fox Searchlight Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Penelope Cruz / VOLVER – Raimunda - Sony Pictures Classics
Judi Dench / NOTES ON A SCANDAL – Barbara Covett - Fox Searchlight Pictures
Helen Mirren / THE QUEEN – The Queen - Miramax Films.
Meryl Streep / THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – Miranda Priestly - 20th Century Fox
Kate Winslet / LITTLE CHILDREN – Sarah Pierce - New Line Cinema
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin / LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE – Grandpa Fox Searchlight Pictures
Leonardo DiCaprio / THE DEPARTED – Billy Warner Bros. Pictures
Jackie Earle Haley / LITTLE CHILDREN – Ronnie J. McGorvey New Line Cinema
Djimon Hounsou / BLOOD DIAMOND – Solomon Warner Bros. Pictures
Eddie Murphy / DREAMGIRLS – James “Thunder” Early Paramount Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Adriana Barraza / BABEL – Amelia - Paramount Vantage
Cate Blanchett / NOTES ON A SCANDAL – Sheba Hart - Fox Searchlight Pictures
Abigail Breslin / LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE – Olive - Fox Searchlight Pictures
Jennifer Hudson / DREAMGIRLS – Effie White - Paramount Pictures
Rinko Kikuchi / BABEL – Chieko - Paramount Vantage
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BABEL - Paramount Vantage
BOBBY - The Weinstein Company
THE DEPARTED - Warner Bros. Pictures
DREAMGIRLS - Paramount Pictures
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - Fox Searchlight Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Thomas Haden Church / BROKEN TRAIL – Tom Harte - AMC
Robert Duvall / BROKEN TRAIL – Print Ritter - AMC
Jeremy Irons / ELIZABETH I – Earl of Leicester - HBO
William H. Macy / NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES – Clyde Umney - TNT
Matthew Perry / THE RON CLARK STORY – Ron Clark - TNT
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Annette Bening / MRS. HARRIS – Jean Harris - HBO
Shirley Jones / HIDDEN PLACES – Aunt Batty - Hallmark Channel
Cloris Leachman / MRS. HARRIS – Tarnower’s Sister - HBO
Helen Mirren / ELIZABETH I – Elizabeth I - HBO
Greta Scacchi / BROKEN TRAIL – Nola Johns - AMC
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
James Gandolfini / THE SOPRANOS – Tony Soprano - HBO
Michael C. Hall / DEXTER – Dexter Morgan - Showtime
Hugh Laurie / HOUSE – Dr. Gregory House - FOX
James Spader / BOSTON LEGAL – Alan Shore - ABC
Kiefer Sutherland / 24 – Jack Bauer - FOX
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Patricia Arquette / MEDIUM – Allison Dubois - NBC
Edie Falco / THE SOPRANOS – Carmela Soprano - HBO
Mariska Hargitay / LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT – Det. Olivia Benson - NBC
Kyra Sedgwick / THE CLOSER – Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson - TNT
Chandra Wilson / GREY’S ANATOMY – Dr. Miranda Bailey - ABC
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin / 30 ROCK – Jack Donaghy - NBC
Steve Carell / THE OFFICE – Michael Scott - NBC
Jason Lee / MY NAME IS EARL – Earl Hicke - NBC
Jeremy Piven / ENTOURAGE – Ari Gold - HBO
Tony Shalhoub / MONK – Adrian Monk - USA
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
America Ferrera / UGLY BETTY – Betty Suarez - ABC
Felicity Huffman / DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – Lynette - ABC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus / THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE – Christine Campbell - CBS
Megan Mullally / WILL & GRACE – Karen Walker - NBC
Mary-Louise Parker / WEEDS – Nancy Botwin - Showtime
Jaime Pressly / MY NAME IS EARL – Joy - NBC
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
24 - FOX
BOSTON LEGAL - ABC
DEADWOOD - HBO
GREY’S ANATOMY - ABC
THE SOPRANOS - HBO
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - ABC (I'm sorry, why is Desperate Housewives even on this list?!?!)
ENTOURAGE - HBO
THE OFFICE - NBC
UGLY BETTY - ABC
WEEDS - SHOWTIME
- Current Mood: cold
- Current Music:Smoke Baby -- Hawksley Workman
I did this shoot last week down at Disney. It was about 40 degrees out and for four days we were scantily clad in bikinis and playing in water. If I wasn't being so overly compensated, I, as well as many of the other actors, would have walked because we literally were chilled to the bone for 16 hours a day.
I stayed. I got pneumonia. I've had a 104 fever for a week and I'm crying because I can't even get any Christmas shopping done because I feel like roadkill.
I hate being sick.
- Current Mood: frustrated
- Current Music:Speeding Cars - Imogen Heap
I learned a bunch of new things about how to dress like a lady (aka your grandma looks hip compared to how she'd have me dress), how to only say "hello" when being introduced (because "hi" and "wasssszzzzzzuuup" aren't proper forms of greeting), and how to not blow your nose at the dinner table (wait...you're not supposed to blow snot out of your nose while people are eating? Huh.).
She showed us a table set for a 6-course meal. Then she rattled off five of the courses: appetizer, soup, salad, entree, dessert . . . and couldn't remember the sixth one since it's rarely used.
And that's when I chimed in and showed off how classy and sophisticated and well-bred I was, and told her that she forgot the "amuse bouche".
She was so proud and, I think, slightly shocked at how downright urbane I am. (Thank you. Thank you very much.)
I didn't bother to tell her that the only reason I knew that was because I watch "Top Chef" like it's my job.
- Current Mood: cold even though it's 68 out
- Current Music:Hide and Seek -- Imogen Heap
Why craft service lets us have coffee, I have no idea...
Mary-Rachel, Lisa, and I doing our "Vogue" look at 2am. (We can be quite professional, I swear...)
We were shooting "The Mummy Ride" commercial that night.
Which basically means we pretended to be scared for a few hours. This, my friends, is an art. There's a fine balance between really scared and scared and having fun. Fortunately, we're all professionally trained actors and have learned to evoke raw emotion on cue. I think that if there was an award show for commercial actors, we'd all rate right up there talent-wize with the Sprint guy. Or even Jared the Subway guy. I'd take something home, anyway. Probably an award for "Best Actress in an Emotionally Taxing Role".
- Current Music:Such Great Hights - The Postal Service
Mad TV's Stuart and his Mama:
If you have been culturally deprived and have somehow never heard of these fabulous characters, WATCH THIS VIDEO
Half of the people thought it was freakin' hilarious, the other half were culturally deprived. Click the link below to see our little slide show, and tell me what you think!
We had way too much fun! Enough said.
Maddie and Sarah as "Stuart" and "Mama"
- Current Mood: highly amused
- Current Music:Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap