Tuesday, November 23, 2010

WWW.THEWORKINGACTRESS.COM

The time has come.

I confused all of you a few weeks ago into thinking the new site was up. And I tricked myself into thinking that I was tech savvy enough to move a website (and have some remote clue of what I was doing). Not so much.

So after a little tweaking, and the help of a couple verrrrrry patient friends, we have moved to: theworkingactress.com

If you want to keep up with the hustle you can find me there.

Come follow me & subscribe to the new site.

Cheers!

This movie blew my mind



Rarely do I go to screenings where I am just overwhelmed by how good a film is. The acting, the story, the heart of this film....I could see it over and over again. It's like being in a Master acting class. You leave this film learning something about your craft, and (as with all great films) about your life. You must see it.

Opens December 31st, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

A little BBM chat

So I love my Blackberry. Don't try to sell me on the iphone -- it's not happening. I love the Blackberry Messenger feature (free anywhere in the world!), and I am constantly chatting back and forth with my buddies. I usually don't think that anything we rattle on about is notable, but today my friend and I were chatting and at the end she wrote, "Hahahahaha. THAT is a blog entry." She, by the way, is one of the few people who know about the WA.

Here is a glimpse of our banter:

Me: Just watched your show while I was working out. Great job and you looked hottieboombody! Red is such a good color on you. It makes me look like a whore. ha.

Friend: Hahaah! Thankssssss! That's hilarious. I'm sure you don't look like a hobag!

Me: Ok but I do. It's ok. There are plenty of other colors in the world. And sometimes I need to look like a slut, so it's helpful to know that red gets the job done.

**Please don't judge me for using the word "hottieboombody"....I know, I know.**

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Working Actress Cheat Sheet


The Hollywood Reporter started doing this new format -- magazine style, oversized, and filled with insider tidbits about things that can actually help you in the industry.

I'm not talking about nonsensical crap like what breakup some TV star is going through, or which actress has the worst cellulite (info found in the likes of the TMZs of the world). Here, you'll find where Spielberg eats lunch, that Nina Tassler (President of CBS Ent) loves Scrabble. You'll find out which execs recently tied the knot, you'll hear about the new trend in casting, and discover every other little insight that can actually help you.

So if you meet with Nina Tassler for a general, you can chat about something a bit more personal than your reel. That if you are struggling and trying to figure out where to wait tables, you can plant yourself in a place where hardhitters eat.

And it's entertaining too.

Kinda like US Weekly, except that it doesn't suck your soul.

The format is great. It's a clean, easy read, and it is an incredible resource.

You can thank me later.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

You know the industry is insane when:

You find out that after you broke up, your struggling actor-ex-boyfriend had sex with your agent. And your agent is a dude.

Awesome.

And yes, that did happen.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some things are so f*&ing awkward


I've been doing a lot of traveling lately, and needed to decompress yesterday. I decided to take a respite at the day spa, and try to escape from it all.

Great idea in theory, until you're sitting there naked in a steam room and a woman says, "I know you from somewhere," and runs through all the possibilities until she realizes it's from seeing you on TV. At which point I am awkwardly adjusting my towel to cover my little bits, hoping she won't recount every detail of my bikini line and tits to her friends.

So much for a relaxing steam.

It was, however, nice to come home to an email of an interview I did last week. Not as myself, but as my anonymous WA self (yet, another awkward thing to wrap my head around).

But here it is-- full of advice, musings, and tidbits I haven't mentioned before: Click here

**Note: the above photo is not me (clearly) but that's kinda what my day at the spa felt like....without the smile. So thank you random German Spa advertisement for providing the photo**

Thursday, November 4, 2010

How to hitch-hike on a studio lot



One word: Golfcart.

(Or is that two words...?)

Either way it is the chosen mode of transportation to get you from point A to point B on a labyrinthian lot.
Problem is, as a guest on the lot you aren't privy to getting your own golfcart to get from the parking structure to your audition.

Solution: flash a little smile, stick out your thumb, and grab a ride with a passing cart.

Now, there is a lot of charm involved in this one, and there are some important things to note:




*Guys are generally more receptive to helping a little headshot clad girl out, so look out for them (especially older crew guys who are surrounded by sweaty dudes all day)
*Rain helps (if it's raining, most people are kind enough to help you out so you don't get to your audition looking like a wet rat)
*Heels are good too (not to whore it up, but to ask someone to help you because your feet are killing you)
*Never neglect the power of being lost -- if you don't know your way around a lot, don't just ask for directions, ask for directions from someone on a golf cart

Keep in mind that there's nothing wrong with good old exercise and actually walking to these appointments, BUT when you have to go to CBS Radford, where you literally have to take a bridge to cross a river to get to your appointment, flag down the best mode of transportation on the lot.