Another day, another audition...
This time I was feeling really sick. I should have stayed in bed but I dragged myself out to the studio. The sides my agent sent me said. Hard edged girl, been through a lot in her life, preferable short blond hair. (I'd like to give you more details but I dont want to give anything away.) No lines, as the audition was purely improvised.
Well I can do that!
So I set off, got dressed like I think my character would dress, t-shirt and a pair of biker boots. Nothing says edge like a good pair of boots.
I get to the studio, there are 2 auditions going on...
I can hear beautiful singing coming out of one room. An audition for a musical. As soon as I get my vocals trained I'm sure I'll be in there auditioning too.
I scan the room, I look at what the casting agent has left on the table. I read a brief synopsis of the TV show, the role I'm auditioning for. I see the other girls in the room. All I know at that point is I got this. I dont know why but its like that feeling you get when you meet a guy for the first time and you know that something is going to happen between you.
I was feeling the audition chemestry.
I see girls go into the room. Nope, I say to myself, the casting agent and director are waiting to see me.
A lady comes out of the room, she isnt the casting director but someone who is helping out. She asks me what role I'm auditioning for. I tell her.
"What's your name again?", she says to me. Hey she's been doing this all day, how is she suppost to remember who I am.
Sofia Gian, I tell her.
"Well come right in....", she says.
I ask her if I should bring my purse. She says, " yes, I wouldnt leave it out here."
I leave my Canada Goose jacket in the lobby because I dont want to lug it into the audition room.
Canada Goose Jacket - $750.00 dollars. What's in my wallet - $5 dollars.
I walk into the audition room. There is the director, the casting director another person I have no idea who they are. Two very large monitors and the person that is acting with me.
I have no fear. Not even a bit. Because I got this. I'm a trained actor. I know how to book.
So they give me a run down of the character and put me in a senario.
And let me tell you. In a drop of a hat, I was there. I was no longer Sofia Gian. I was some girl that had been through a hell of a lot and was just hanging on by a thread. I was that girl.
Don't ask me what I said, dont ask me how I reacted, but I do remember how I felt when they yelled cut and I looked up at the director and looked up at the casting agent and they were smiling. I knew that smile, I knew their enthusiasm and I just knew I killed that audition.
Is there anything else you would like from me? I said.
The director said "no that's great".
I walked out of the room. The assistant followed me to great others into the room. Then she said, "Thanks Sofia for coming in."
She learned my name.
I looked at her and said "No problem, errrr but I just forgot my purse in there."
She laughed "Look I told you to take it in there and you forget it...its ours now."
I laugh, walk back into the room, I'm goofy Sofie now.
"Sorry, I just need to get my purse." I said, walking in all Sofia Gian like.
The casting director says "not a problem".
I grab my purse and leave.
I'm walking to the car and I think of all the things I could have done better. I think about my next times. But I know I did really well. So I email my agent - it's the first time I've ever written this, but I write...
"I rocked that audition. Crossing my fingers."
Now let's hurry up and wait to see what happens.