The thing I love most about being an actor is that every week is different. Monday I got to be an extra on the AMC show “The Killing” and play a detective. Tomorrow I am going to photo-double on the CW show “Supernatural”, and today I had a commercial audition.
I got up at 7am, got my picture and resume organized, figured out where the studio was, had a hot shower and a cup of coffee, put on a shirt and tie and headed to the studio.
I always find auditioning humorous because they often have one holding area for all the actors and then several different studios, each one filming auditions for different commercials. When your name is called, you go into the door corresponding to the spot you are auditioning for. You often end up waiting in a room where half the guys are dressed like cowboys and the other half are dressed like lifeguards.
Today there was an audition for “hot chicks”, an audition for “good-looking guy in suit” and an audition for “middle management type with a dead-pan face”. I was in the latter group…