So today me and Ashley interviewed a few different actors. We have finally finalized the cast, which is great seeing as we started filming last week. Our new actors will be great additions to our already great cast. Today was the first time for this film that we have auditioned people that we didn't already know. It was a really interesting experience. One of the actors is a comedian and was bouncing off of the walls. I can already tell he will bring a lot of energy and fun to set.
This Friday will be some of the most important scenes and one of our new actors first day. I'm really excited and beyond nervous for it. I have to admit that I am a little disappointed that I won't get a chance to play Will. I have been planning on playing the role for about 3 years now and to be this close to filming Will's first scene and have it be someone else instead of me playing the part. I know that it's what's best for the film but the actor in me is a little jealous. My good friend Lawrence from The Uncanny Fans, Astonishing Flashbacks and Sunnydale Live will take over for me in the role. I know that he can do an amazing job. I just wish I was having the chance to act again. I never really thought of myself as an actor but the more I get the chance to act and even worse when I'm not given the chance to act, the more I learn that I really do enjoy it. As much as I love being behind the scenes I love being in front of the camera just as much. I think a big part of it has to do with the fact that I'm a big ham and love getting attention.
I was getting the attention today during the read through. The two new actors both kept telling me how much they loved my script. It really made me feel good to hear people tell me how much they like my work. I worked really hard on the script so hearing someone tell me they enjoy it and that it's really good makes me feel like everything I do is worth it. It helps me feel like I am on the right path and should continue to move forward.
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