Extra #9

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Dear Diary,

I haven't got much time today because I have to be on set by 8:30 a.m. Did I just say "on set?" Yes, yes I did. You guys, I don't want to boast but today I was "cast" as extra #9 for a very special project I can't say much about. I can't say much about it because to be quite honest I don't know much about it. But I wouldn't be surprised if it's a new Liam Neeson film or something. I was simply told what to wear and where to be. The wardrobe calls for "hipster fancy" today. Do you know what that is? I don't. A dress with Converse? A skirt with fringe? I have no idea. I'll post pics later of what I chose. But I think it looks more like preppy hippy. One in the same? 

Because I am OCD at arriving on time, I arrived at the spot a good hour early and so I'm now sitting in Starbucks writing to my virtual diary. I just want you to know I am taking this role very seriously. When my alarm went off earlier than usual this morning I was initially a little grumpy thinking, man what an early set time. (That's actor talk.) But then I reminded myself not to be ridiculous and tried to think about all of the others I beat out for this role. Hundreds probably. I mean maybe, I didn't exactly have to audition. I just had to say I was available, but still. 

I don't want to get a Lohan reputation my first day as an actress so I figured better to be an hour early, than three weeks late. I am going to be the best "extra" this world has ever seen. The set is at a bar, so I practiced my bar faces all night last night. Surprised, excited, sad, nervous, scared, buzzed, I went through them all. Luckily, I nailed fake drinking in high school, so I didn't have to go over that one too much. 

I've decided I'm going all method today, (for those of you unfamiliar with actor stuff that means I am going to become my character, going method is so much more than simply acting.) Think Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. So I guess I need to go now because I need to start becoming extra #9. And extra #9 doesn't blog. She just hangs out in bars at 9:00 a.m. dressed like an idiot.

LYLAS,
Extra #9

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29 comments:

  1. My first thought is I can't wait for a followup post so we can hear all about what it's like to be a big famous movie star on a real life set! Please take discreet photos and even video when they yell ACTION! so exciting

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  2. I was in my first movie last week! I was early too and didn't know what was going on! Lol Good Luck!

    XOXO Tailor

    Thegirlinpinkblog.com

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  3. Although I have no clue what hipster fantasy is good luck on being extra #9, can't wait find out what you'll be in so I can watch.

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  4. Ah this is so exciting! I can't wait to see what you chose. "Fancy Hipster" is an interesting description.

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  5. This made me laugh so hard this morning! So exciting, break a leg (is that still what you actors say?) LYLAS....

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  6. Can't wait to see some pics! break a leg : )

    bisous
    Suzane

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  7. ohhhh famoussss! Definitely looking forward to your outfit pics

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  8. Awesome, good luck! And good thing you didn't pull a Lohan! thats for 5 years from now!

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  9. How fun! So jealous :). I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  10. I'm sure you'll find the perfect hipster bar face combo!

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  11. Haha I'm so glad you have fake drinking nailed, my high school self was a total prude which must be why I'm such a horrible actress. So happy for you! Have a great time and I am totally looking forward to the follow up post!!!
    xxoo,
    Jordyn

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  12. haha omg yes. i can't wait for you to steal the whole show. extra #9 forever.

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  13. Extra work is awesome!! I've done my turn at it a few times. There is a whole lot of waiting around and there is nothing like a TV or film set to make you feel like a 5th class citizen when you are an extra. Have fun! It's super interesting to learn about the process. You can't believe how much goes into making even a minute of film until you see it.

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  14. This made my day! I wish I knew what Starbucks (and that I lived even close to Chicago…) so I could come stalk out your outfit! Xo. Get it girl!

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  15. I was an extra once and they cast me as a waitress, I was super pissed because I was a waitress in real life at that time...I was hungover and when I saw the film it was not a good look! you I am sure will be awesome :)

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  16. How freaking cool...you go girl! Become Extra #9! And I'm ROTFLMAO at the LYLAS. Kickin' it old school. ;) You are definitely Extra #9!

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  17. ahhhh sheet. way to go extra#9 i bet you were an extra before it was even cool.

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  18. I didn't know fancy hipster's drank in bars at 9 am.. hmm! Hahah awesome post, girl!

    good luck extra #9!

    xo caro

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  19. Tay! This is awesome and I can't to hear more details!

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  20. I can just picture you sitting there, practicing your faces. I can't wait to hear which box office hit your pretty face (or hand or leg or back or butt) end up in. I will take pictures.

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  21. Good luck, I know you will rock it ;)

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  22. Oh, I can't WAIT to hear about this one when you're all done. Eagerly awaiting your interpretation of hipster fancy. Ha!

    erinbulger.blogspot.ca

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  23. Hipster fancy... hippie... same thing.

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  24. Yay! I can't wait to hear more. I know you rocked it, dear!

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  25. this is so so so so so SO SO COOL!!!!!!!! Imma text you first thing in the morning. I have to know more!

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  26. This is so exciting! I can't wait to hear more about it.

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  27. HAHA I love that you said LYLAS... only the coolest way to sign off in a diary...

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