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 (20716)
• 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 (67618)
• India
18 Oct
Interesting. Can we have some link from YouTube where we can see you..
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@Kandae11 (40370)
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 (32762)
• 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 (67618)
• 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 (40370)
18 Oct
A real live actor at Mylot. Is the pay very good?
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@vandana7 (67618)
• India
18 Oct
Two of them..in this post..
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@LadyDuck (175958)
• 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 (175958)
• 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 (62919)
• 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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@jaboUK (55053)
• 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 (2325)
• 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 (41388)
• 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 (2128)
• 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 (19660)
• 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 (40138)
• 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 (31636)
• 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 (115811)
• 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 (1332)
• 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 (41959)
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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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Oct
It sometimes seems that others have no idea that people may have other things happening or may live some hours away. Hopefully the fun makes up for any inconvenience.