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State of the Diva

Weird, weird week, driven mostly by two different shifts in the Cyrus shooting schedule. The second of which (due to a late-breaking emergency for an actor being flown out from LA) occurred too late for me not to drive to Michigan on Monday afternoon. Ah, well. At least I got to meet pretty much everybody, including the guy playing the younger version of Brian Krause in my scene, so I'll feel that much more at home when I go back to actually shoot on Saturday. That's more valuable than it might be in circumstances where the crew haven't already been there for almost a month, and most of the other actors still there have been for a week or two.

So, no stories yet, except that the motel is oldish and cheapish and really freakin cold -- it took my room several hours to warm up the other night with the heat on full blast! The people running it are nice, though, and seem to be having fun with the outpost of Hollywood Midwest that has essentially taken over their second floor. The town is also smallish, but as it has actual businesses and stoplights, I'm trying not to snicker aloud at a few dyed-in-the-wool city folks who are fairly convinced they have been consigned to Hell. (They're mistaken; it's actually a fair bit east and a little north of our location.)

Meanwhile, one of my zillion recent auditions got instant gratification -- I was the last person reading last Saturday for a student film at Columbia College, and the guy offered me the role on the spot! It's a punk girl grieving for her boyfriend, and I was actually kinda looking forward to having purple hair for a couple weeks. With the schedule shift, though, it's looking like we might need to downshift to clip-in extensions, because various people's schedules may result in my shooting one short scene Friday morning before I head back to Michigan. And Tanny is not the purple hair type, to say the least. I'm jazzed about filming as such radically different characters so close together, but wasn't banking on it being quite such a game of Schedule Tetris! %-}


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Nov. 19th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
I have been to Hell.

It was for a choir retreat, actually. Heh.
Nov. 19th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
That must have led to some truly awesome jokes.
Nov. 19th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Glad you're having such a good run, even with the schedule tetris! (I am so borrowing that term...)
Nov. 19th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Feel free! Sometimes it's the only one that applies...
Nov. 19th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats on continuing divadom.

Momentarily confused since my mother went to a Columbia College, but that was an all girls college in South Carolina. Not where I'd expect to see purple hair at all!
Nov. 19th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Hee! No, I'd imagine not. The one in downtown Chicago with a big film school, however...
Nov. 19th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! Congratulations on the on-the-spot job offer, Val! :D
Nov. 19th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! It's one of the most interesting of the recent batch too, so I'm stoked.
Nov. 20th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
TOTALLY excellent! In all ways, including quietly snickering at the "OMG WE ARE IN NO-MAN'S LAND" folks...and identifying where "Hell, MI" actually is.

Congrats on the Another Part!

I'm all BOUNCY for you!
Nov. 20th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I'm having a blast...and just found out that the short scene for the other thing is scheduled for Sunday after I get back. So the purple hair is back on. ;-D
Nov. 20th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Great to see having fun and doing something you enjoy so much.
Nov. 21st, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
*remembers this late* Yaaaay! For immediate positive feedback and hiring, woo! When does that start?
Nov. 21st, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
It's a short -- I shooting a few hours Sunday afternoon, and all day Monday.

The schedule has all worked out except for the part where Sunday morning is the only time I have to purple my hair. I was hoping to avoid having to do more than just the Manic Panic, but I did a test lock this morning, and I'm going to have to do at least some removal of the existing red first. So, crossing my fingers that we wrap at a reasonable hour tomorrow and I can drive back tomorrow night. Otherwise I'll have to get up EARLY Sunday morning to drive back and do the hair.

I'm looking forward to the purple thing far more than I should. *g*
Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
>"It's a punk girl grieving for her boyfriend"

Coreen? ;-)

Have fun with the purple! Your descriptions of Hollywood Midwest have been delightful and enthralling, much like the Project Runway recaps you used to do -- but of course this is live and in-person!
Nov. 25th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
*chuckle* I had the thought later on, after I had typed the capsule description. It's pretty much where the similarity ends, though.
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