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12 October 2008 @ 09:23 pm
Right. Okay. Breathe.  
So, I took my first acting workshop in years today.  At the behest of my 'agent.'  We'll put 'agent' in quotation marks 'til she actually comes up with some work for me.

For the most part, it was alright.  The speaker was an L.A. producer, Marilyn Atlas, and she was a strong force, but the class itself?  Not scintillating.  I learned a little about auditioning for film, but nothing common sense would not have told me.  And it was a workshop for teens and adults?  But there were KIDS there.  Like 12 year-old giggly girls.  I really tried to keep the eye rolling to a minimum.  Some of them were extremely talented, but most of them just need to go hang out at the mall food court.  Don't waste my time, or anyone else's. 

One of them patted my arm when I finished a scene and said, "That was so good.  What, are you like, twenty five?"

I... might have sneered at her.  Do not PAT me.  I rocked that little workshop.  Pimped myself, as it were.  My soul is a little sore from being sold all afternoon .

Grah.  Fricking agent.  Acting.  Blah.

So, yes.  Please.  Get me  voiceovers if you don't like my weight, and quit telling me I need to lose a few, or get me a freaking Jenny Craig commercial for crying out loud.  But no more workshops with the preteen set, and if it's all the same to you, come up with more challenging material.


I am:: bed
I feel:: annoyedannoyed
seegrimseegrim on October 13th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)

You made me laugh though. :D
Carrie Leigh: Muttleycarrie_leigh on October 13th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
EVERYTHING is funny in hindsight. From pimply pre-teens to frisky dolphins, NOTHING is off limits. :)
seegrim: boydsmileseegrim on October 13th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
Btw, did Sharlene ever tell you the latest dolphin story from Florida? *giggles*
Adelagiaadelagia on October 13th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Ew, children. But hey, at least she guessed twenty-five. Usually they err on the side of sixty.
Carrie Leigh: hermione thinks you are a moroncarrie_leigh on October 13th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
Oh, it's good for her that she didn't. Heck, she said twenty-five like it was geriatric. :P
Embellishedembe11ished on October 13th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
On one hand, you can always learn more about your subject, especially from people who are successful in your area. However, it is never possible to do so in the company of giggly twelve-year-olds, unless you happen to be a giggly twelve-year-old yourself. What was your agent thinking? Maybe next time, you should send her instead, and see how many "adult/teen" workshops she sends you to after that!
Carrie Leigh: Seriously?carrie_leigh on October 13th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
She was actually there, and had the good grace to look ashamed, I'll give her that.
dragonsangel68: TW - James in teethdragonsangel68 on October 13th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
The strength it must have taken not to let loose on the pimply, giggly teens *gives you a medal*
WolfStar: applausewolfstar07 on October 13th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Aww, curse those annoying know-it-all kids! Really, they should be banned, except for the good ones. And the non-kids too.
maureen: faith huhmaureen on October 13th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
The little girl who patted you is lucky she didn't get her wrist broken. (*is indignant with you*)
Carrie Leigh: I'm old!carrie_leigh on October 13th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
She said the words "Twenty-five" like it was ancient.
sereniteyssereniteys on October 13th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Least she thought you were 25. That was nice? And you earned many karmic points by not throttling the giggling 12 year olds.

Your icon is fantantabulous by the way.
Carrie Leigh: you have been found wantingcarrie_leigh on October 13th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
I like that icon, too. :D

Maybe the 'not committing murder thing' will get me points someday...