"I am not my hair!" I'm basically over the hair situation. Thank God I look good in any hair style. It just takes time to adjust. I'm used to people saying I look like Will Smith/Fresh Price. Now for the first time, someone told me I remind them of the signer Shawn from Boys 2 Men. Great!
day 13.Well, I received a call this morning and it's official, I'm casted. There is much more for me to find out, but I'm definitely set to shoot this Saturday. There are a few stipulations with the commercial and there is no guarantee that it will air. I'll say this much, if everything goes well, down the line I could get paid and it might air during the Super Bowl.
After I received the call, I couldn't help but wonder if my high top fade helped me book the commercial. The casting director did say that I had the uniqueness they were looking for. My hair won't grow back to its original height by Saturday, but, "I am not my hair!"
This is definitely a test of faith. I was literally wearing a hat for the first two days. It's not that all of my confidence is in my hair, it's just that I'm not used to my hair being like this. Sometimes life does that to you. Life will take away or cut off the things that make you feel comfortable. When that happens you have to pass the test of operating under new conditions.
I won't let it phase me any longer. It probably won't be a big deal to the Doritos cast and they may not even notice.
I spent my whole day working on a non-paid project today. There were some cool moments and then there was some long drawn out moments. That's production; you get used to it. It ended up being a 10 hour day.
|This is a photo after a scene. Director Moon to the left, Brian Edwards (Gray Shirt Middle) and I don't know the names of the other two.|
The other reaction is how impressed they are of my accomplishments. In most cases, I'm talking to an actor and I only share with them a brief summary of my shows in Tampa. After each explanation, I see eyes pop open, followed by compliments.
It really pays to create for yourself. Every other day I'm meeting new actors who have been pursuing the business for years and they don't even have an agent or much to show for it. Last week, I gave an actor my card, he went to my website site and ended up calling me for work. I thought that was so funny. I think I'm moving up the chain fairly smoothly so far.
As the quest continues...