At the best of times I’m a nightowl. I work best from the hours of about 10 pm to 4 am, which is completely absurd and useless to anything happening in North America. Great for night shoots, mind you; less so for those pesky 6 am call-times that I lovingly gripe about. Hell, I’m just happy to be working.
One thing that I’m sure isn’t helping with the lack of sleep is that today marks a year exactly to the day that my ex, Declan, pinned me to a wall by my throat and made me beg to be let go. For those of you who are at Polaris, yes I suppose that’s a small part of why I am not there (and a part of the reason I am no longer a part of Futurecon), though I really am too busy with professional goings-on to attend the con, which is also refreshing. It means that work has picked up enough over the last year for me to need to make that decision, any PTSD aside… Though I certainly did enjoy running an improv workshop for so many of you last year and will miss those of you who participated and who I met for the first time.
Yes, I suppose I am “still getting over it”, though truthfully I haven’t thought much about it in recent days, and it’ll be yet more emotional fuel I can bring to future roles.
I also know that some people think personal lives and acting careers shouldn’t mix… but the reason I talk about crazy stuff like this is because it does shape who I am, how I am as a person, and it means that should I have any really big scandals happen, I can bury them because I “always talk about my personal life.” (That last part is sarcasm, but to be honest I’d rather be thought of as a real and rounded person with depth who happens to act rather than a cardboard actor that is just a pretty face. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t bring my problems to auditions or set but at the same time I think it’s good to be cognisant of life AND your career, no?)
Anyway. Now that that’s off my chest… Not sure if I blogged about it, but I had a bit of a feature on Being Erica the other month. Can’t go into too many details of the episode, but it was set in the more distant past and I had a scene where I was next or close to Erin (the lovely lady playing Erica) for most of the scene. It’ll be interesting to see how it’s cut together and how much of me that they actually use, but out of all my experiences on bigger sets so far this summer, that’s been my favourite moment and set to date. Hell, they had an espresso bar that day – and that is rare! Craft services really do make the set sometimes. *grin*
I also have a super-exciting project coming up that will have me travelling to the States in August to be a part of something BIG. More details soon, I promise!
The other thing I’ve been grooving on recently are some other actress blogs. They range in information and content – some not even revealing their identity – but here’s what I’ve been enjoying, in no particular order:
- Toronto Actress
- Actress Confessions
- Pam Beesley’s Actor Tips
- Daydreaming Actress
If you have any good actor blogs, please send ‘em my way!
Oh, and I’ve been getting back into my Dice Living…