Tonight should've been my night off, but I got called into work at the last minute. And I don't mind too much as I need the money so badly, it's not even funny. I feel like I've been rushing from one thing to the next, which is incredibly strange, as most of the time I've been waiting.
On Wednesday, I was working on another PowerPoint presentation, this time for character headshots; what they are and how to get them, when I got a phone call from a number I didn't recognize. "Hey Elle, this is the casting director from the 3-D ghost movie. We'd like to offer you the role."
We checked my availability, reworked some other commitments (SStroot - you're the best!) and I got off the phone.
Antne was staring at me. "I'm an actress, baby." I said.
I got the script on thursday, and we start shooting SUNDAY. As in tomorrow! Not a lot of time to memorize 100 pages, but hey, when it's indie and low-budge, ya gotta work fast.
I sortof had my costume fitting today. Because the film is being shot in 3-D (and available at Blockbuster on Halloween, ya'll!) certain colors and patterns mess with the lens. So almost the entire rack the wardrobe master had put together for me didn't work. I had one pair of pants and two tank tops to try on. One tank top almost worked, but the director didn't really like the color on me. So I'll be doing wardrobe fittings the first day of shooting tomorrow. Does this make me nervous? Yes! Normally, things do not go this fast! This is too fast!
When one of the producers teased me, "Make sure you know your lines!" I wanted to say, "Make sure you give your talent at least a week!" but I just smiled. And they STILL don't know where they're going to be shooting the exteriors! They might be shooting in the Bay Area, they might be shooting down here in LA- they just don't know yet! So they're asking me to be flexible, but I have some bridesmaid duties I must attend to, and it's cutting into them. Arrrrgh.
The 13 year old I read with was cast as my daughter, but the final Actor is another guy, so I will be meeting him tomorrow.
Boston Blond had asked me whatever happened to the other film I auditioned for, the one with the tv star as the lead, and I replied back that they had gone another way, but that I had offered to do background work next Tuesday to support the project. I was also very curious as to who had gotten the role, as it would've been extremely exciting to see who matched their ideal the most. But I had to contact the person in charge of atmosphere and tell her, yay! I booked a film, but boo! I was no longer available to shoot like I had committed. I really hope she believed me, because it seems like such a lie. "I committed to you, but I don't feel like it anymore." I had asked the casting director if I could have that Tuesday off, but I'm in all 12 days of shooting, so they couldn't give it to me. Boo. Bummer.
My brother graduated today from Cal State LA and my dad's in town to celebrate, and they're going to come visit me at work, which is going to be nice. I haven't told them my good news yet. I'm holding off on telling quite a few people...
And after the shoot, I will be celebrating the last days of my Best Friend Forever and Ever's bachelorettehoodum by wine tasting and lazing about. It's a nice way to end the month.