"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

Friday, April 2, 2010

Not Hot, Lukewarm

As a commercial actress, you have to look at yourself as a product that can sell things, and you need to be honest with how you look and what type of things people like you can sell. You don't have to look like Megan Fox to make money. You can be a little unconventional, with a few extra pounds and still be a very successful working commercial actress. In fact, Secret Agent on Twitter said that they're seeing a ton of those exact types getting called in and booking.

I got called in for a Chemistry.com commercial, as the female dater. Here's the type they're looking for:

Couples should look hip, but not trendy. They should be 7's and 8's, not 9's and 10's. We're not looking for beer commercial attractive, we want interesting attractive.
I'm interesting attractive! I can't sell you Bud Lite, but I can sell the heck out of an online dating site, because we all know how unattractive you must be to have to resort to finding love online!

Ohhhh, that's funny cause it's true. I met the love of my life online. But I'd call him a 9.5. He can't sell online dating sites.

But I can.

Wish me luck. Audition's on Monday.


  1. As someone who has worked in advertising, this is always true. We generally like to cast peeps who are pleasing but not gorgeous so that most people can relate to the actor/actress.

  2. The third time's the charm

  3. Break a leg, sweetie! And I'd call you a 9, definitely.


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