My First Guest Star! ...Audition :)
It can't be! A guest star on one of my favorite shows, next to LOST.....Cold Case. And not only is this a regular guest star, but on Cold Case, the guest star is actually the STAR of the episode...the victim. Right when I got the call from my agent, I ran to the computer to print out...wait for .....all 22 pages. Yikes. Luckily she told me I only needed to memorize three scenes, but of course being the good little actress I am, I prepared them all.
This part was literally perfect for me. I mean I seriously believe the writers channeled me when they wrote the episode. This girl was a strong willed, passionate, talented, circus performer in 1971. Coolest decade ever! And the part required a gymnastics background (which I have). I scrambled to get my wardrobe together on and off the phone with my parents who were in high school in 1971. Of course they should know! I was taking pictures of my outfit options and emailing them. I finally went to goodwill and bought an ugly brown striped dress which I ended up tucking into a brown mini skirt.
Monday rolled around and I rolled out of bed nice and early to practice some more. When I got to the audition, I quickly made friends with a girl that actually had circus training. Yikes! I thought my outfit was perfect until I walked into the room and read. The CD told me...that my outfit was ugly. It made me look flat...hmmm ok. I wasn't offended. I mean, the 70s colors were not that flattering. He looked at me with a contemplative look on his face. "Heather, I'm going to think about you," he stated slowly. "But you need to come back more sexy." I quickly replied, "of course! I can do that!"
Later that day, an hour later actually, they called. A callback!! Yes! I went in the next day for the producers. Of course, this is after I spent all day on Melrose looking for vintage jeans- which I found. I definitely went in looking more sexy. I'm sure of it. The producers, writer, director, and CD were in the room. My heart was racing with nervous excitement.
I was so prepared, and I know I did my very best, and even if I don't get it, I know I will be back in the office again. I just know.