May 19, 2011

Yes, I'm Still Alive!

I haven't updated in a while because after detailing my restless feelings in my last post, I slipped into a state of pure apathy and laziness. I've been auditioning and have booked a few gigs since then, but if my manager/agents didn't set me up with the appointment.....well it didn't get done.

I haven't self-submitted to any projects, taken any classes, updated my website or blog, nothing! I'm not worried though. I go through these phases periodically and it's really just a time for me to step back and really think about where I'm at and decide how I want to move forward. It's also just an excuse for me to be lazy. But, now I'm moving back into my proactive phase and I have a lot of things that I'd like to get done over the next few weeks.

For one, I've begun working out again and I'm giving myself a month to get back to my old weight. I realized that my weight gain was mostly due to the hormones in my birth control method. I've since switched to a much lower dose and within a week I dropped 4 lbs! I'm also making some dietary changes because I haven't been eating as well I could be. Taking care of my body is part of my job as a model/actress so I need to stay on top of it like everything else.

I will be getting new headshots, most likely at the end of June or early July. I'm giving myself enough time to get back in shape and get my hair situation under control. Most likely, I'll have photos done of me with both straight and curly hair.

Other than that, I've been staying fairly busy and I'll take this time to move into my progress report. I've had some pretty decent ups, but some heartbreaking downs too.

Progress Report

1. I booked a photo shoot for Citi Financial in mid April. I played a bride dancing with her father at her wedding. It was a very fun shoot. The concept is being turned into a commercial and the clients/producers "tested" me and the model that played my dad earlier this week so see how we look on film. If I book it, I'll be flown to Los Angeles this weekend for the shoot.

2. I booked a campaign for Dr. Miracle's relaxer. I'm going to be on perm boxes all over the world now! I refused to have my hair relaxed so instead, my hair was pressed and the hairstylist added a few pieces. It looked absolutely beautiful, but I was a bit sad to have several inches of my hair cut off.

3. I went straight to the producers of Law & Order: CI again. This was my third time going in and once again, I did not book it. I was told that they love me, they think I'm great, but they decided to go in a different direction. The feedback has been great, but it's so frustrating. If they love me, why won't they just book me? The show is almost done filming and this is the last season. I don't have very many more opportunities to be on the show.

4. I auditioned for "How to Make it in America" twice, a new Louis C. K. show, and a new HBO show. Didn't book any of them. *sigh*

5. I had an audition for a supporting role in an amazing play. I desperately wanted the part and prepared as thoroughly as I could. I didn't even get a callback! :(

6. I've also had a handful of print/commercial/VO castings in the past 6 weeks, nothing special aside from the ones that I booked.

3 comments:

  1. Hey Andrea!

    First and foremost, it's great to know you're alive :). I kind of knew that being that we're connected on Facebook.

    Secondly, congrats on the projects that you did book! It's always an exhilarating feeling when you get that call saying "you've booked". However, the ones you did not book aren't indicative of your talent. Sometimes you're absolutely great and nothing comes of it, and sometimes you can absolutely bomb the audition and book. So what I'm saying in other words is to be upbeat and positive.

    It's great to hear that you're getting back into your work out routine. That more than anything will keep your spirits up and keep you invigorated. You'll be fine, and I know we will all be hearing of your great progress soon enough :).

    Keep at it!
    Cheers,
    Sam

    http://www.sammwangi.com
    http://mwangiscenterstage.blogspot.com

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  3. Sam, thank you so much for your comment! I will respond in detail via facebook, so keep an eye out for my message. :)

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