Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wilmington Java World

Drove to Wilmington today for audition number 8! We ended up making good time, about an hour early, so we stopped for some coffee at Java World. There were three horses tied up near the trash bins; a sight you don't normally see in North Carolina. Along with the snow, this has been a pretty abnormal week for us Southerners. There was no buggy, so we knew it wasn't the Amish. Strange. When we entered the coffee shop there were three police officers with riding boots on...hmmm...for the record, mounted police like coffee and cakes NOT donuts. Just in case you were wondering. At the audition, I just talked to the camera telling a story about myself. Hey, I can talk! I'll find out about this one on Monday or Tuesday. Keep your fingers crossed! More to come...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snowed In!!

It's not very often in North Carolina that you get snowed in BUT that's exactly what happened this year! Not only did it put a damper on our after Christmas day shopping, it held me up from an audition that was scheduled for Monday. We made the most of the winter wonderland and built an enormous snowman! We braved the icy roads to make it to the audition today AND found out I've got an audition in Wilmington on Thursday. It's been an exciting week!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Little Behind

In case you're wondering how you would feel if asked to audition for someone's backside on a major motion picture...AWESOME, that's how! Could you imagine? "That's right folks, that's my booty." Unfortunately for me and fortunately for YOU, that will not be my film debut! I've had about 14 surgeries over the course of 7 years leaving me a little scared in certain areas. So unless they are shooting a war scene, my back door will not be famous. This has been a busy last two weeks for auditions and I'll keep you posted on how that goes.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Escape Artist

I'm not saying I'm proud of this, I'm simply recounting what happened. If you are living anywhere in the Southeast right now or really anywhere across the country, you know it's pretty cold. That being said, I like to stay WARM. On my way home from an audition this week, I quickly zipped up my jacket and ran to the car. When I got home, I noticed the zipper was a little messed up, it had missed a little instead of pulling the zipper DOWN, like any normal person, I thought, "Hey, I'll try to pull it UP to see if that will fix it." No. No, it didn't. Not at all. It just pulled apart from the bottom up leaving only the very top of the zipper clinched shut. Needless to say this is a leather jacket with a higher neck, so now I'm trapped and can't get the jacket OFF! But, least I'm warm. It took about 30 minutes and the raw brute strength of my husband to work the zipper down far enough to slip it over my head. Unfortunately, I didn't think to capture this amazing Houdini act on film...don't worry, there WILL be another chance in the future, I'm sure...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Audition #4 - Homeland

I got an email last night about an Extras' Casting call being held for a new drama called "Homeland". The only problem was that the auditions were being held from 4-7pm in CONCORD, NC and I already had a gig at Duke in Durham until 4:30. The drive is a little over 2 hours and at rush hour through Greensboro...that's cutting it really close...IF I left right at 4:30.  Who said this was going to be easy, right? So of course the job in Durham is running about 25 minutes late today...I was getting so nervous... Randa, the incredible woman who runs the program at Duke, knew this was a big deal for me, and arranged for me to leave a little early putting me back on schedule but, know...cutting it close. In spite of the white knuckle grip on the steering wheel, the 2 hour ride was made WITHOUT any traffic slowdowns! In true Tracey style, as soon as I crossed the parking lot, the strap to my bag broke...classy, that's me! BUT I made it to the auditions with enough time to make make it through the line. How would be for an extra position, but...we've all got to start somewhere!

Monday, December 13, 2010

My First Week!

Well it's official...I'm now a professional actor!! Signed with Talent One Agency and have started auditioning my butt off. Last Wednesday was my last day with a regular paycheck. It's a little bit scary and a lot exciting to start pursuing your dream at 35 but that's exactly what I'm doing. Anyone who knows me realizes that I am an overacheiver, so I've given myself one year to make it!