Even though I hadn’t acted in a long time, I didn’t sweat too much when I got my first two film auditions on short notice in the middle of midterms last week. I figured acting was like riding a bike.
Yeah… turns out I was wrong about the bike thing. I was a hot mess during my first audition, and still really shaky during the second. I came home frustrated, ate a half-pound bag of M&Ms, started readingMeisner and hoped for the best.
Hoping worked- I got a call back for the second film. I got old school with it. Read the script, wrote a life story for my character and the characters in her past. I decided I was waiting at a gas station because my boyfriend had just kicked me out- so I was emotionally exhausted, not fond of guys and stuck.
I met the actor I was reading with while waiting. He was chill. In the audition I got into character easily and was really fed up, but the actor was so unexpected. I tried not to be charmed as he tried to pick me up. We really weren’t the two people who’d met in the waiting room earlier. It was such a real moment.
Like the cherry on top, I got a call this weekend and huzzah- I am officially India in Yvonne & Clyde! First film role, here we go…