Monday, June 25, 2012

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.


Kat said...

I really hope you get the job! Next fall I'm going for a BFA in acting, and then flying off to California (all the way from Wisconsin) to pursue a career in the business, just as you are currently doing it sounds like. You have a really interesting blog, and I'm definitely gonna keep up to date with your posts!


Brooke Aldrich said...

Hi there! I found your blog via Bonnie Gillespie's Column. As an actor who will soon be making the transplant move from NY to LA, I've enjoyed reading your blog. But for some reason when I click on your website link it tells me that "MobileMe" is closed. I was wondering is your website still active?

Brooke Aldrich

Stephon Fuller said...

Thanks for the support!

Brooke, my site was down because Apple dropped the service that it was hosted on and I was too lazy to make the changes before time ran out, but now I'm back!

Thanks again!