The only problem with "acting" as a hobby

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Eugene, Oregon
October 18, 2017 9:40am CST
HBO is filming in Portland this week. I got a notice of it and sent a resume and photos. I asked for a little advance notice, since I am 100 miles away, did not hear anymore, so assumed I was not to be hired. Last night at 11, I got an email saying to be at a certain address at 10 AM today (later changed to 12:30). I had to respond and say "Well... am I hired? What should I wear?" By this morning, I got confirmation that I am hired, and wardrobe is, she told me, "Think 2005 Presbyterian." I guess that means jacket and tie, so I can do that. I may spend the night at my daughter's house and come home tomorrow. They might even want me for another day. It seems that this is always the way it happens, a few hours' notice at best. But it is always fun!
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@BarBaraPrz (19869)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
18 Oct
Ah, those were the days. I worked on many shows when I lived in Vancouver. It was fun, even when I had a night shoot. Most of the time I had to provide my own wardrobe, so I had all kinds of clothes and wigs, even different eyeglasses.
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@vandana7 (65093)
• India
18 Oct
Interesting. Can we have some link from YouTube where we can see you..
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@Kandae11 (37186)
18 Oct
Oh, I see - another actor / actress on Mylot.
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• Philippines
18 Oct
where did you buy your costumes? where are they now?
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@hereandthere (31174)
• Philippines
18 Oct
it's good that you can stay at your daughter's and the wardrobe is simple enough given the short notice. you'll also see her chihuahua again.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Yes, the Chi grand dog was very happy to see me. I stayed over and drove home this morning.
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@vandana7 (65093)
• India
18 Oct
You should give us link you know we would love to see you acting. :)
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• Eugene, Oregon
18 Oct
I will when I am allowed to do so.
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@Kandae11 (37186)
18 Oct
A real live actor at Mylot. Is the pay very good?
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@vandana7 (65093)
• India
18 Oct
Two of them..in this post..
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
18 Oct
You are lucky to be able to stay at your daughter place, double pleasure for you, being with your daughter and acting.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Yes, it turned out well and I was glad not to drive home.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
20 Oct
@JamesHxstatic After a long day, it's nice not to have a long drive to go home.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Oct
@LadyDuck Yes, it was nice to stay at m daughter's house.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
18 Oct
Good luck with it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Thank you! It was pretty simple really.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
19 Oct
@JamesHxstatic That's good.
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@JohnRoberts (57321)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Oct
What is the show?
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• Eugene, Oregon
18 Oct
I am not supposed to say now, but will know more after the filming.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Turns out it was not HBO, but an indie, based on an eBook, called "Losing Addison."
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@ebanreb (6447)
• Philippines
18 Oct
Congratulations sir. Keep it up
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Thank you!
@ebanreb (6447)
• Philippines
20 Oct
@JamesHxstatic my pleasure sir
@jaboUK (54010)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct
I see that you wrote this yesterday so I hope it all went well. A bit of excitement for you
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
It went well and I stayed over with my daughter.
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• China
19 Oct
Time was too pressing !It's just as well your daughter lives there.Having said that, however,wish you getting more chances to act!
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Yes, It would have been better with a full day's notice.
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@nangayo (2341)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Oct
Good for you. Hope you have a good day there.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Thank you! It was a good day.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Oct
Oh, wow. Hope it went well.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Thanks Scott, it went well. Nice to see my daughter and the dog.
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@studylove (2135)
• Canada
18 Oct
How can we learn acting?
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• Preston, England
18 Oct
that's showbiz! Hope it goes well for you - have fun
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Thanks, it went pretty well.
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@RasmaSandra (17605)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Oct
Well congrats to you. You might just become famous. If you can it would be great to see a clip. Enjoy.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Famous is unlikely, but it is an unusual hobby.
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@much2say (39274)
• United States
18 Oct
I have friends who are "extras" here and there . . . I've heard this is the way it goes in the industry - when it's on-call, they mean on-call! Well have fun with it . . . and I hope they feed you (some of my friends say the craft service is the best part!).
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Normally the food is great, but they were not serving anything good until about 5:30 and I had been released by then. When an opportunity arises, it is smart to respond quickly.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
18 Oct
I hope you do have a lot of fun! Being an extra or walk-on sounds like fun to me, is that what you do? I would do that if I did not have an almost pathological dislike of people filming me or taking my photo.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
Generally, it is just background, no lines, those people you see standing behind the stars. It looks as if they are talking, but it is only mime.
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
18 Oct
Oh, I bet you will have a great time with this one!!!
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
It was fun and I meet nice people and seek more opportunities all the time.
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@Scrapper88 (1333)
• United States
18 Oct
I have a friend who has been in several movies.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Oct
It is an unusual hobby, but there is a lot of filming in Portland.
@Hannihar (36533)
10 Jul
@JamesHxstatic Maybe the dog since you are there alot will think you are a permanent resident. They certainly did not read what you wrote in your e-mail about giving you notice/
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