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?
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.