I know I am very behind in my blogging but this is one I have been meaning to write for awhile!
A few days after Thanksgiving I saw a call for extras on a casting page I follow on Facebook. It was a call for the TV show Revolution, so I decided to submit. Less than an hour later I got an email saying I was booked! I was pretty (overly) excited about the whole thing.
My first task was to go to a wardrobe fitting at the studio. It wasn't mandatory, but it was an extra $20 on your paycheck if you did it. Obviously I am not doing much else so I jumped on that opportunity. Wilmington is becoming a very popular place to film in North Carolina, it is cheaper and films like Iron Man 3 are really paving the way. Rumor has it Captain America 2 will be filmed here as well. So I drove a little more than an hour to the studio with my bag of clothes. They told us to bring old work clothes and shoes but it was not needed. I was taken into what was practically a warehouse of clothing. Racks and racks of clothes, some designer and some still with tags, all in shades of neutral like the colors of the show. I was given brand new light tan pants, a tshirt, a long sweater duster, a fur vest and some kick ass boots for my costume. I loved the look but I knew they were going to dirty it up!
A few days later was my call to set, also in Wilmington. Luckily I wasn't called too early an 11am call time was much better than say a 5am call time, when you have an hour plus drive! Parking was confusing but I followed another lady around and we picked a nice side street. We got to the church that was serving as our home base and checked in.
My wardrobe looked awesome all dirtied up, but you know how they do it? Olde English Furniture Polish. Do you know when you wear the clothes it leaves lines around your ankles, waist, shoulders and neck? And it is impossible to get off. I had to shower with vaseline and my husband's assistance to get clean again! But it does look great.
My husband was very sweet when I got home too. He had a drink as well as some motivational emails for me, which I appreciated.
Here is to trying again!