A few weeks ago my manager sent me out on my very first network TV audition for a co-star role on NBC’s Undercovers. I was so excited because up to that point, I’d only been on commercial and small independent film auditions, and a few webisode auditions. More than anything, I was thrilled just to step onto the Warner Bros. lot and take in the whole experience.
Shortly after my audition, my manager phoned me to let me know that they had put me on avail. (avail means they’ve narrowed it down to a handful of people and they’re just making sure you’re still available.) At this point, I was beyond elated… That was a victory in itself! I didn’t even think about actually booking it because I was so proud of the fact that I’d been put on avail off of my first TV audition. A few days later, though, I received yet another surprise: A ‘congratulations’ message from my manager– I had booked the part.
I can lie and say I wasn’t surprised, but honestly, it shocked the hell out of me. I’ve been working very hard the last two years, studying and gaining experience, but I still couldn’t believe that I booked it!
We shot the episode yesterday; it was a fantastic experience and I had the pleasure of working with great people. My role was a stretch for me– it required me to really go out of my comfort zone and assume a character that was foreign to what I’m used to and what I’m typically good at. But thankfully I worked with a wonderful director and a couple of amazing co-stars, (and such a great crew!) it made my job a lot easier and, of course, more fun. When I read the script, I was completely engaged. Not only is the writing excellent, but the storyline is killer– I’m excited to see the full episode!
Stay tuned for an air date!