GOAL - Do one thing each day to reach my goal of becoming a leading lady in film and television.
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Agent: Kate Kellner, The George Agency - 416.861.1034
It sucks when as an actor you realize that you get booked for one project and although you have another that you've also been booked for the conflicting schedules make it difficult for you to be in two places at one time.
That is exactly what happened with the musical and the webseries...so I had to choose...
I chose the webseries, my baby project, what I've been devoting all my love, sweat and tears into...
So singing and strange body combat is going to have to go one hold for now...
So now that I had to say no to one project, I've been hustling to find another to replace the project I had to turn down...something that hopefully will work in my schedule...
Ok, I've been a bit behind on writing lately, but I have really been hustling to get things done!
Finished my last acting class!
Interviewed a really great documentary director! Interview will be up soon!
Also... I've been auditioning!
And today....Body Combat rehearsals for the new musical I'm in! I've discovered it's really violent, got the script last week...fun!
So what exactly happened today?
My alarm goes off at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday morning, I roll out of bed moving at a slow pace, due to some late night drinks with friends the night before (hey, a girl needs to let loose some time).
I get to the stage combat studio at 10:00 a.m., not sure what to really expect. I see swords and spears (the musical is a period piece) , which freak me out a bit because they are sharp, really sharp. Hmmm, these aren't toys and I realize why all us actors need a professional combat instructor to ensure that no one gets stabbed or maimed during the production. Apparently for every 30 second fight sequence you need 10 hours of practice to really get it down.
We start going through some simple choreography. Guy pushes me down with his spear...I move back...pretty standard. Until there is a point when one of the actors, (I'll call him knight #1) says to the stage combat instructor, "I think it would be really cool if as she's running away from me, I grab her, choke her by the neck and then throw her across the stage..."
(Hmmm, say what?)
Stage combat instructor says "I'm kidda liking that idea, let's see if it works..."
So here I am with Knight #1 and the instructor...they start walking me through the following actions step by step, in slow motion:
I'm going to run up to Knight #1, he's going to catch me, he's going to latch onto my neck mid motion to choke me, I'm going to ensure that I actually don't choke myself in the process, and after all this is done Knight #1 is going to throw me across the stage (by my neck) without actually killing me or hurting me.
I do it once, I fall hard. I do it again, we actually have to stop mid motion because I'm about to choke myself. Instructor jumps in, more choreography, I'm starting to get a hang of it.
Two hours later, surprisingly enough, after a bit of practice it actually looks like I'm seriously being tossed all over the stage. Who knew this was going to happen all before noon on a Saturday morning.