Count It Don't Cash It
For the first time in my career, at least that I can recall, TV show that I have yet to work on, called inquiring about my availability 5 to 6 weeks from now. I know "Stars" and "Names" get these sort of calls, this far out, all the time, but I don't... Not yet anyway.
It could be nothing, and it could lead to something...
The facts are these: I've been in to producers for Guest Roles on that particular show about 10 times. I've always felt like I've given them an audition that put me in the running. But I never booked... Not there. The last time I went in, I felt like, not only did I put myself in the running, but I KNOCKED THEM ON THEIR ASSES.
However, I didn't get the job, nor have I been back in for any more producer sessions since. The thought had crossed my mind recently that maybe I went "too far" in the room, maybe I got "too angry" or seemed that I, the actor, could go off like my character did. Over analyzing like so many of us do.
Now, here it is, 4 to 6 weeks later, and someone from the show is asking a Casting Associate to call my agent and find out my availability? They could be asking about a few actors. They could be considering "Names." Again, it could be something, it could be nothing... But I have to celebrate the victory... The "win" of having my name come up.
Trust me, the day when I'm being considered for roles based on past auditions and performances... Is a day I've been looking forward to. It's what being a "Name" is all about.
"Remember that guy... He'd be perfect..."
"What about so and so, you know from such and such..."
"What about Tom Kiesche?"
What about Tom Kiesche... Well, as Tom Kiesche, I'm counting this one...
And to answer the question, yes, at this current time, I can make myself available for that period of time... But, who knows what else may come in, in the meantime.
Other answers of the day... Earthquake: Shakey shakey... All O-Cakey. And it still looks good, for me, going back to BREAKING BAD in August.
-- Hey, What About Quiche ~ Tom Kiesche