I’m blonde now, and it’s true I’ve been having more fun. I did it for a show! More on that in a few paragraphs. Hold on! God, you’re so impatient sometimes.
Yesterday I was on the phone with my mom and I think she was trying to understand what I DO all day. “So if you’re not at an audition or an actual job… what are you doing with your time?”
I didn’t quite know how to answer her except to say, “I work on a lot of stuff for my class… uh, and I spend a lot of time at the gym.” While those things are true, I realize now that a more specific answer is: I am literally making up memories that belong to the characters I’m working on. Sometimes I sit and meditate on them. Sometimes I write their biography, or even the biography of their parents. Sometimes I go up to my roof and I walk like them, and try to vocalize like them.
So, I spend a lot of my day bringing my imagination to life, and dissecting someone that doesn’t yet exist. And last week I FINALLY got to put it to good use on set. It was incredible.
I got cast in an episode of “A Crime to Remember,” which is an AMAZING reenactment show on IDTV. The episode was set in the late 50s / early 60s, and the sets, costumes, props, colors, etc are incredible. It’s really catchy show, and I had an absolute blast working with the producers and crew.
It’s not just a simple reenactment show, though. I had actually scenes and dialogue to memorize and actual thoughts in my actual head. Also, I was a serial killer. A blonde one! Yas queen! All of that time I spent making up a life for my character really paid off.
Does this all make sense? Basically, I get to live in a book. YES.