I talk a lot of crap about Twilight and New Moon and will be doing so later today actually about the whole Dakota Fanning thing. However, I don't think I could be more excited that America got an audition for the role of Emily and I hope she gets it. I hope that all of you who have read her posts over the past year also wish her good luck because it is a role that can change your entire life. For all you Twilight fans who will come to this post and read about the audition, I do want to say that America is part Native American and would be excellent as Emily.
So more adventures in Hollywood. So my agent calls me on Tues and says you have an audition tomorrow but it's stunts so make sure you can do all of them. I read the audition. Fall backward in chair (no problem do it all the time, by accident), break through glass (no problem just did it for the Chris Cornell video) AND be set on fire. Whoa. Hold up. Nope. Most certainly have NOT done that.
Told my agent. She said no worries. If you are open to do it, go. After speaking to my favorite stunt guy, John Dixon, I felt confident. Sort of.
The powers that be on the commercial are anxious that I haven't done a burn before. Can't blame 'em. So today, they brought me in for a fire test. Passing this test means 1. I have nerves of steel. 2. That I have the job for sure 3. I don't get 3rd degree burns on most of my body.
You ever have those days where you stop in the middle of what you are doing and think to yourself, “wow. This is my job. This is my life. This is not what I expected.” I was never a daredevil as a kid. Quite the opposite. And here I find myself covered in flame retardant gel with a very cool stunt guy, Terry James, asking me “Are you ready to be lit on fire?” And I said, cool as a cucumber, “Sure.”
It was weird. It was even more weird to see the footage. As soon as I get it, I'll post it for you all to see. So as long as I try to forget that my entire back is on fire, I do have nerves of steel. I did get the job for sure. We shoot on Saturday. To be continued!
Oh!!! And I got to audition for New Moon today! For the role of Emily. The casting director, you fans of the book will be glad to know, has read the books and loves them. And you can tell. His direction was spot on for the character. I loved the books. I would so love to be in the movie!!!
Groupidity Episode 4 – “Sleeping your way to the bottom”
This is the last episode with the writer, last episode with one of the main actors and last episode without a DP. The actor got some great gigs and we had to replace that person. Which is exciting! Who do you think it is? I think you'll think the way to worked that into the story is funny. But you'll have to wait to ep 5 to see that…