Audition/tape: “Hollywood Heights” @ Shaner/Testa Casting. I felt ready for this read, but got mush mouth after the CD said “Action!”. It was weird; it was like I had marbles in my mouth. Fortunately, the CD gave me another shot and I felt much better the second time around. Then I did the second scene and that was good too. I would love to FINALLY book something at this office.
After the audition I made my way to the credit union for my weekly deposit and ran into Matt Nolan, an actor I worked with on WEEDS in 2005. Back when he and I worked on the show I didn’t have another job; I was making my entire living through acting. Matt had been a similar situation, but needed to pick up a regular job and told me that he worked that job for 7 years. I remember that my entire body shook when he said “7 years”.
The thought of having to go back to a regular job terrified me back then; even though I knew it could happen one day. So here I sit, 7 years later from working with Matt on WEEDS. I’ve been back at my supplemental job for 4 years…and who knows how much longer I will be there or somewhere else to make a living outside of performing. The job wreaks havoc on me in many ways and has been a really good thing in as many ways too.
Anyway, it was great to see Matt and he gave me a heads up on some things that he’s doing that could help me out as well.