"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Callback

I was called back this morning at 11:30. They invite me into the room and introduced me to one of their casting director friends and another girl who was also reading for the same role. I said hello to everyone and then told the girl, "Oh, you I'm going to stink eye." And then I gave it to her. She gave it right back. Hilarious! She was this cute little waif girl with short hair and a bit harder edged than me. If I had to describe her in one word, I'd say "cool."

Hello. I'm slightly dorky. Nice to meetcha!

I read with a guy who was doing his first read for the other lead role and after we were done, they asked if I could stay to read with another. And another. And another.

I stayed for 3 hours.

They even asked me to rate each actor. When I said, oh, my opinion doesn't really matter, the director said, well, actually, yeah it does.


There's going to be a rehearsal sometime next week before they film and I realized after about two and a half hours that things are probably working in my favor. I mentioned that I was going to have a news reporter follow me around some time next week and would that be a prob- "Bring her!" the director said.

They are having callbacks for the male leads on Saturday and would I be available to read with them?

Um, YES.

They haven't outright given me the role even though I gave them PLENTY of opportunities to do so, (as in, "so come on guys, we're BFF now. you can tell me anything!") and they continued to politely demure as I believe they said they do have two other girls to see today.

I should know by Saturday evening. And I can't stop smiling.

Okay! Off to wait tables! With this wonderful secret in my apron pocket.


  1. I am so incredibly happy that such good things are going on for you... and I know I say "yay" every damn time I comment but it's the only word that describes how giddy I feel about your success.

    ::sighs happily::

  2. here Trace, I'll do it for you.

    YAY!!! :D

  3. That is so awesome. I am going to do a circle clap for you. That is basically me doing a bunch of clapping in a circle. It is as geeky as it sounds. So happy for you:-)

  4. That's awesome Lira! Hope you are making the best of it! You know, Harrison Ford got to be Han Solo by being a really great reader who did his best to chip in in every way he could. You never know :)


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