Would you do a TV commercial if some asked you too?

United States
August 4, 2007 4:43pm CST
My husband and I had insulation in our ceiling blown into our home last month. We recently had a home inspection and found out we had none. The company who did the work called me today and asked me if I would be interviewed for one of their TV commercials? Now I have been on the local news before for National Sleep Awareness Week four yeas ago. I did fine, but I am not interested for my 15 minutes of fame. On the other had, if they are willing to take off some of the bill maybe I will sacrifice my shyness and be on one of the commercials. Do any of you want to be on TV? Do you want your 15 minutes of fame or do you like to be the one not in the center of attention?
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11 responses
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I think you should do some serious discussions with the company and ask them directly if any kind of payment is involved for appearing in a commercial and yes, if it could be applied to the bill--hehe...as for me...I did study acting in college and even went to Stella Adler's Drama School so I'm no stranger to acting, but haven't in years...but there still might be the ham in me to go for it...LOL
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• United States
7 Aug 07
Ham you can come and play me. LOL Acturally they have not called back.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Aww--that's a shame they haven't called back...
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
6 Aug 07
Well to be honest if they paid then maybe I would force myself as like you I am shy but if it was just to make them look good then no I would not lol
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• United States
7 Aug 07
the bottom line is if I get paid or not. I feel if I get paid or take some off of our bill I will bite the bullit and dress up and do a commercial for insulation.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
5 Aug 07
I have been interview for TV several times and have been at press conferences because of my advocating for the Alzheimer's medication called Aricept, it is not covered in our province's forumlary, so it must be paid for out of pocket or you go with out, and a lot of seniors can not afford the $173 per month that it costs. I have no problem speaking in public or in front of TV cameras so if you need the discount they may offer go for it, just make sure you get paid weather they use the commercially or not.
• United States
7 Aug 07
I can get up in front of a crowd and do public speaking and have no problems. Now infront of a camera where I can see myself later is what I cannot stand. LOL
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I would love to do a TV commercial... my 15 minutes of fame. What makes me smile is when I see these attractive young women who are doing commericals for pads or tampons and I think to myself... is that the best their agent could get for them?
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• United States
6 Aug 07
Well is't it only the beautiful women who have periods or can use tampons. LOL the rest of us have to use pads. lOL
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
4 Aug 07
I would totally do it! I would want a bit off the bill though. Not a freebie for them... HEHE I don't mind being on TV. I was on a kid show in canada when I was five, too bad the Beta tape doesn't work anymore hehe. Also was on the news for the winter olympics about the youth would were supporting the canadian team. Recently we were on a documentary on the french community here for french canada tv. I think the only reason they picked us though were they spoke french and my daughter and I spoke it back to him. Though I am not french. Howard is though. The kids are always on the local tv for band and singing concerts. It is fun. No harm in it unless your in the witness protection program. HEHE
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• United States
6 Aug 07
No witness protection program here. I feel I am to ugly to be on television. I cannot stand my looks that is the real reason I do not want to be on TV. That is another reason I will not put my photo on my avatar. My hubby loves me and tells me I am beautiful. When growing up I was told everyday I was ugly, I cannot hardly stand to see myself in photos or in the mirrow. Now you are the only one who knows the truth.
• Canada
4 Aug 07
LOL, I think I wouldn't mind doing the commercial. The thing that would stop me is the 15 minutes of fame. I just don't think I could handle a public life. Of course I know a 15 min commercial wouldn't bring that kind of fame but still I know the thoughts of everyone knowing me would freak me out! Oops I just thought of a couple of commercials they actually did give people their fame for a short time so I guess it could happen! Nope that is scary to me! But still I say to you; go for it for the fun of it!
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• United States
6 Aug 07
I have done the public speaking circut in our town for a job that I had and I was also interviewed for the loacal news for the same job. I liked the public spaking I was teaching the public about sleep medicine and I loved my job. I hated being on TV. I am not sure if I will do this commercial or not. I am leaning towards it if they take off some of our insulation bill. LOL
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
6 Aug 07
i don't think i wouldn't mind if somebody make some offer...LOL...especially if it's pay good. Like you said if it can take off some or even one of my bill i will definitely do it. Either the center of attention or not, as long as it is a good deal it won't matter
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• Philippines
5 Aug 07
If someone would ask me to do a TV commercial, I would immediately ask, what was it about and when would we start shooting. LOL. I always wanted to appear on TV. I am a frustrated celebrity and I want to be a successful TV host. As of now, I am doing hosting jobs on stage events. I would like to go beyond that.
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@venshida (4839)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I don't think so I don't like the attention.
• United States
5 Aug 07
Yes, I need the cash and again, I have a family to feed, so I will do it.
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@Odlanor (141)
• Philippines
5 Aug 07
Yes why not? What ever, as long as there's an oppurtunity. It's another experience and exposure. Who know's you might be discovered then?
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