Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bummed

I mentioned last week on Twitter that I had driven to Calgary and back twice in less than 24 hours (that’s about 11 hours of driving) but I didn’t mention why. Well I went there because I had an audition for a lead role in a movie on the Monday, got home at 10:30 p.m. and my agent called me that night telling me I had to go back to Calgary for a callback the next day at noon! Two road trips in two days!

I knew who was directing the movie but I didn’t think he was going to be at the callback, I’m not sure why because usually the director is always there for the second audition so when Jason Priestley came out of the bathroom in the lobby I was waiting in, smiled at me and said hello I almost shit my pants. I was nervous enough for the audition itself but as soon as I knew I’d be auditioning in front of Brandon freakin’ Walsh (who has the most beautiful, clear blue eyes I’ve ever seen by the way) my anxiety sky rocketed and my hands started shaking. Still, I went into the nerve-wracking audition room filled with the producers of the movie, the casting director, camera operator, reader and of course Mr. Priestly himself, shook his hand and performed my two scenes which had him laughing. (A good sign because the scenes were supposed to be comedic.) It wasn’t my best audition because I was so nervous but I think I did an okay job.  I just wish he would have had me do both scenes over, when I had relaxed a little but I think he was satisfied with my performance the first time. Anyways, I drove home thinking what I could have done better like I always do after auditions. I had been waiting anxiously to hear if I got the role for a week during which time I fantasized about what it would be like to work with such a talented Canadian actor/director and thinking, “He has to pick me! I’m blonde and his wife is blonde! All the other girls at the call back had dark brown or black hair!” and I found out this morning the coveted role went to someone else. (Probably a brunette dammit!) My agent said a "bigger name" had been cast. Bummer, I know. It would have been such an amazing opportunity and a fun part to play! But that’s okay, another opportunity will come along soon and who knows? Maybe someday in the future I will be able to work with the dreamy J.P. And when one door closes, another one opens, right?

This could have been me!





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27 comments:

Kate said...

Aw, sorry it didn't work out, love! Such a neat opportunity, but I am sure another will come your way!! xo.

Ev said...

aww boo, i'm sure you did great! we are our own worst crtic! ... and i agree he was my favorite on 90210. My sister would pretend to be married to Luke Perry and I was Mrs. Priestly, LOL!

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Aww sorry you didn't get the part Marie, but that is still an amazing story. Definitely one to tell the grandkids. So cool!
xx
Alicia

Pammy (PammyBlogsBeauty) said...

Sorry it didnt work out for you Marie! But, yes...swoon...I still have a "Brandon Walsh" crush! lol!

Kim's Vanity said...

Whoah, what an exctiing time for you! Despite the let down, it still must be so amazing even being considered for any lead role; you must be super talented for that! I would've just frozen completely trying to audition in from of Brandon! This was a great story, and good job for looking on the bright side! I better start saving all the comments I get from you so I can brag when you're a big movie star ;)

Catita said...

Oh Marie just to be there and even called back is great, next time it will be yours! But the beautiful Brendon! Unbelievable ;)
xoxo
Catita

My Republic of Fashion said...

Aw, sorry you didn't get the part. But good things come to those who wait. So, one day, you WILL work with JP. :)SArahD

PS: I didn't know you were on twitter, so I'm gonna follow you right now! :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Awww I'm sorry you didn't get the part :( But something bigger and better will come along!
And hey, at least you got to meet JP :D :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Courtney Erin said...

I'm sorry you didn't get the part (when my Franco stalking efforts bear fruit (as they surely will)) I will insist that he direct you in something. And I'm sure that something better will come along, so hang in there :)

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Christine said...

awwwww im so sorry you didn't get the part sweetie <3

Natalie said...

So brave of you Marie!! I still think about some of your vids that you posted, like the horror one! Very memorable.
You'll get em next time.

Tracy D said...

I'm sorry you didn't get the part, but does it help to know that I'm just completely impressed that you got a callback & auditioned in front of Jason Priestly!

J. said...

Sorry Marie! I can appreciate how you are feeling. However-YOU DID GET TO MEET HIM and you DID GET A CALL BACK-That is worth something right?
Your dream part is just waiting for you....
xoxo
J.

Briana said...

oh man, welcome to my life. Haha!
Thats the worst. I auditioned for an ABC tv show couple weeks ago opposite Angela Basset. Still waiting.
The worst/best ;-) Keep the faith.
xo

Sandy Joe said...

Your are so brave! Brandon Walsh is the ultimate dreamboat.

Adrienne said...

Well, they are just plain dumb for not choosing you. I think it's an encouraging sign that you got a call back, though. You are a gorgeous, photogenic, smart and talented woman - your big moment will come. I just know it.

Adrienne said...

Well, they are just plain dumb for not choosing you. I think it's an encouraging sign that you got a call back, though. You are a gorgeous, photogenic, smart and talented woman - your big moment will come. I just know it.

Marie a la Mode said...

Awww, thank you everyone for your encouraging and sweet words!

Pop Champagne said...

aww sorry it didn't happen, it's okay I'm sure bigger things or different things are meant for you, I do believe things happen for a reason! have a great time at fashion week!

Nikosmommy said...

Dang it, sorry you didn't get the role. And DOUBLE sorry that you had to haul yourself down to to Calgary twice (so much driving!!) That in itself can be so tiring.

I would have been disappointed about not getting the roll and the chance to work with Jason P., but I give you credit for auditioning under pressure. My nerves would have got the best of me....

Mrs. Julius said...

awww sorry to hear that. keep your head up and never give up. :)

this free bird said...

sucktastic. but holy hell and a half you did meet brandon walsh and marie he will remember you. you're canadian and you were the only blonde and that is a GOOD THING. you are the type of person that stands out and i'm not just saying it. i do this stuff for a living. not casting, but executive recruiter. i've done it for 13 years and i'm telling you your ship will come in.

xoxo,
carrie

Snappy-Q said...

Oh that is a bummer! Sorry that it didn't work out for you, especially since you had to drive the QE2 twice in two days (no fun!).
But how cool that you got to meet and audition for Jason Priestly! Next time you will nail it I'm sure!

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

AHHH, I totally would have geeked out in front of Brandon Walsh (even though I was a Dylan/David girl...) I'm sorry about the part not coming through, better luck next time!!

xo, Ashley

Caroline in the City said...

Sorry to hear you didn't get the part. And that you were driving to and from Calgary for two days. Ugh. Next time, lovely!

Brandon Walsh. Ah, such memories of 90210.

x

Caroline

Nic Nic said...

I hope you get it next time round - keep at it!

Dwayne Brown said...

Hi Marie,

I really like your blog. It's cool and honest in a really lovely way. I'm a commercial/corporate photographer and I've recently created a blog/site to celebrate the Edmonton experience.

I'd love to list your blog in my 'blogs to follow' section.
http://wp.me/P1KKdX-b1

I might even be looking for someone to add some posts for me. I'd love to chat about re-posting some of your posts.

Chat more soon, I hope.

Dwayne.
http://myedmontonexperience.com
http://blog.dwaynebrown.com

 
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