This event has excited me beyond all measure. The profession I had turned my back on not once, not twice, but three times is in my world again. This time I have no complaining spouses or jobs that demand I give them all my attention.
The only thing I have now that will affect my decision to take the role so generously offered by Natasha is me. And since I’ve decided that I can and will do this (in a damn the torpedoes full speed ahead type thing) I’m dredging up old tricks of the trade and trying to remember things that I never quite forgot.
While I have yet to find out if this is akin to riding a bike, I know that I have done this before. In 1989 I found out that I could still memorize my lines quickly for an audition cold read and get the part. On a nice note, the folks who hired me paid me the ultimate compliment of saying that I was the most professional person they’d worked with in Holland. That little incident generated a bit of interest that had me very busy for a short while.But my “day job” got in the way.
My employer (Uncle Sam) demanded the vast majority of my attention and because he was the source of my steady income, I had to turn my back on a lot of what was offered.
But I’ve walked down this nostalgic path with you all before. I think I devoted quite a few anecdotal posts about my somewhat chequered acting past. I won’t bore you with further tales of same.
I will, though, thank Natasha. She read my posts and remembered me when casting for her film. Bless you, for giving me the chance to prove I’ve still got the chops. The people I’ll be acting with have great bona fides and I’m eager to meet them and work with them. I only hope they forgive my lack of recent experience!
The filming date has been set and storyboards are being done as I write this post. It is full steam ahead with the film’s website being finalised and updated. I pick up my script at least ten times a day, sometimes read the whole thing through and get all excited again. This is going to be great, methinks.
I’m excited as well, because I think this might just be another turning point for me. I’m pretty sure it will be as I’ve had so many “turning points” in my life, I’m starting to get good at recognising them.
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