Sunday, July 31, 2005
My mother is a singer. She's a classically trained opera singer, having appeared on Broadway, and is a member of the original cast of "South Pacific." Her success in
I always new I wanted to act, but it wasn’t until I was in my 20’s did I realize that if I didn’t even try to be an actor, I would completely regret my life. With that, I left my job, and went back to school to learn.
Perhaps it’s because I started pursuing an acting career late, or that I’m not a commercial success, or that I don’t have to do it for the money, but there are those who view my acting as if it were a hobby. I don’t put myself through the rejections, the expense, the training, the time away from my family, the imposition on my husband, and the pressure, because it’s playtime.
I have to do it, it is a part of me. This is my fabric.
And I'm greatly saddened by those who don't understand.
Friday, July 29, 2005
This evening, after filming, I got to spend a little time talking to Lorie Marsh. I wish I had more time to get to know her. Lorie March,
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
BTW: class went really well. I think it's a good sign when other classmates seek you out.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
I've been reading a few of my recent posts here on this blog and I sound like such a nice, happy, rah-rah-ree type person.
What has gotten into me?! I'm not like that at all! In fact I'm normally cranky, difficult, and irritable. And moody, let's not forget moody! Just ask my husband. He'll vouch for me.
I've probably been in such a good mood lately because I've been in this great film. Well don't worry. It will be over in a few more weeks and then I'll resort back to my grumpy ol' ways.
Monday, July 25, 2005
Fabrizio will be doing them again. You can visit his website at www.fabriziofoto.com (He did my last headshot. It's the little profile picture that you see on my webblog) and my makeup/hair artist will be coming up from San Anonio. I'm getting my different outfits together now. Need a business look, a "mom" look, something trendy, something glam, and one or two other subtle theme type outfits. Now that I'm getting a website together, I realize I need a few more looks.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Saturday, July 23, 2005
The film is titled "Jumping Off Bridges." It is being directed by Kat Candler. My role is of Mrs. Turner.
Check out the film's website at:
It's going to hit the film festivals in January 2006. Look for it!!!!
Friday, July 22, 2005
I don't consider my role in Jumping Off Bridges to be a big one. It's an important role and I take it very seriously, but it's not like I'm in every scene. It's a supporting role.
(Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely not complaining. When I found out I got the part of Mrs. Turner, I was jumping up and down, running and screaming through the house and immediately called my friends.)
But it's not like I'm in front of the camera everyday and see everyone all the time.
What I'm getting at, is that I can't figure out how I can have this supporting role and still feel this connection to the other cast members and crew. In reality, I know I've just met them this summer, but I already miss them and we're not even finished shooting. Am I crazy or what?
I know it's uncharitable of me, but I hate to see the end in sight.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
My scene partner couldn't come to class this evening. I'm sorry to hear he's going to be dropping the class. There are so many talented people in this class. As always it turned out just fine. CK gave me a scene to memorize and do that evening. I'm lousy at memorizing text quickly, so it was definitely acting by the seat of my pants and it felt great. Nothing like jumping in with both feet.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
There was also some sadness to the day. Today was the last scene I had with Michael E. I hope I get the opportunity to act with someone of his talent again. ( Look for him in the next Zorro movie. )
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Then this evening, I started C.K McFarland's advanced film class at Allywood studios. It was great! Just what I have been needing. My partner in the scene was quite good and I feel lucky the quasi-improve scene worked out so well. Of course I want to do "serious" drama, but it's good to just lighten up sometimes and have a goofy scene.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Monday, July 04, 2005
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Let me put it this way, it was so hot inside that house, that the air outside felt like Spring. Really!
But It was great to work with this group. I am so inspired by working with Michael Emerson, and Michael Conway was always spot on. I don't know Rhett Wilkins very well, but he seems to be very talented and I think he also works in LA. Just a really solid group. Can't forget to mention the crew - Super!
Drove home wishing I did this everyday.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
When I was a child, my older sister created a magical world for me. She has this unbelievable talent to paint and draw and when I was little she would paint these huge murals on the sliding glass doors to our bedroom. There was Leo the lion painted in swirling reds, oranges and browns, Taurus the bull, larger than life, Halloween and pumpkins, even a winter wonderland.
When the itching from mosquito bites would keep me up, she’d take her stuffed magic purple dog and conjure up a magic cream that took the itching away. We would get dressed up in our mothers old performance dresses and pretend the day away. She would sit me down on the counter of the bathroom and put make up on me. I was a fantastic feline (probably a lion, since I loved lions), or sparkling fairy, or any number of mystical creatures. I learned to keep my eyes still at a very young age, so she could put the make up on just right.
And now, whenever I am in the make up chair for a photo shoot or a film, I close my eyes and hold them very still for the make up person. I close them and I’m transported back to being a child and my sister is there, her hands on my face, carefully transforming me into a magical creature.
Friday, July 01, 2005
Great actors!!!! They are so giving and exceptional in their talent!
Crew is wonderful, helpful, NICE!
Everyone is so NICE and No attitude.
Came home on cloud nine, to wonderful hugs and cuddles from the family. Then I slept for three hours.
How did I get so lucky?