Auditions can be interesting. Today's was for a spanish channel - some of the ladies in line were stunning Latinas in cute, tight dresses who busted out their Spanish. I can sing the song "De Colores" but that's about the extent of my bilingual-ness.
I stood there in jeans and a cardigan looking very average because I was told I was auditioning for a mom. I see some of the other ladies auditioning with their tight sexy clothes on and I'm thinking, I want to be considered for THAT roll! The casting agent made the other ladies feel great - it was all about their legs, their sexy walks, how beautiful they were. Then all she said to me was, "You must be here for the mom." I wanted to scream "NO, I'm that sexy girl - I can do the walk." But today, it was just unsexy, uninteresting soccer mom. I love this casting agent though - she is super sweet and it's always great to get in to see her. I couldn't help but to laugh about the experience though. I accomplished what I'd set out to do - dress down and look like a "mom." And I am, in fact, a mom. I've got to say - it's the coolest role every!
To wrap up my excellent audition experience, I didn't realize I had makeup powder all down the side of my jeans. People saw me. No one told me. That's just how things went today.
Next time I see a casting for a mom, I'm showing up like the mom I am (hot) vs. what they think they want!