Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Why I will never be a movie star! My only regret of 2008!

Before I regale you with my story.....


I am so happy to have met all you wonderful people!!!

And now....


I proved to myself today that I do not have what it takes to be a movie star. I have always wanted to be up there on the big screen. I have the attitude for it, so I have been told. In fact, here is something that you probobly do not know about me...

When I was 17, I tried out for a movie called "The Guest Director". Auditions for the roles were held in ElmGrove, Wisconsin. I was excited to try out, and very scared. You had to come all dressed up, and sing a song for the director in this large auditorium. I went with one of the girls from drama class. I got up there, sang a song, and the director liked it. Then he asked me to tell a joke. I giggled a bit, and told him a joke that I THOUGHT was funny. He laughed, and then the casting agent said "Haven't you got a dirty joke?"

Well OF COURSE I did, but I wasn't going to say it. I thought it might ruin my chances, but after some smiles from the director, I gave it a go. It's a bit too dirty to share on the web, but needless to say it went down well. After I left the stage, one of the crew guys told me that I sang very well, and the joke was hillarious. We waited in the lobby of the theatre to see if we got a second call back. My friend didnt, bit I did!!

I was over the moon. The next step was to dance this musical number, and we split into a few groups, and learned the routine. I am NOT a good dancer, but I gave it a go. To my surprise, I got a call a few weeks later saying that I had landed a part in the movie. Nothing big, just a small scene. Not a speaking part, but never the less, I was thrilled!!

So I spent the day at the airport filming a scene, and by midnight I was done. I was really tired, and really young. So I did what you are NOT supposed to do, and asked when I could go home. Dumb on my part, but I didn't know ANYTHING about being in the movies. It wasn't the first time that I had done something like this. back in England I tried out for a kids movie, and a tv show, in Birmingham. I did pretty good, but nothing ever came of it. I also tried out for an extra part in Public Enemies this year. You can read about that here...

So after that, I decided that I wanted to be an actress. However, events in my life prevented that chance from happening. So I went on to my next passion, writing. I have written several books, none of which are published, and that's okay. My current passion is writing about the life of John Dillinger. It has nothing to do with Johnny Depp's recent visit to Wisconsin, but it was a bonus! Hee hee!

So back to the reason I will never be a movie star....

Today I was shopping at the mall, when I was approached by a Channel 6 news man. He asked if I would let him interview me. I felt my cheeks begin to flame up and turn bright red. Then something happened that I never expected. I clammed up. My body was tighter than my Husband's wallet!

"It will only take a few minutes." The reporter guy said, "And if you want, I wont even tell you when I am filming."

Well I pleaded with him to let me go. I was totally scared, and shaking.

"You'll only be on air for like three seconds. Come on. I just want to know about what things you are looking forward to in 2009, and some positive things about 2008."

I shook my head no, and backed away. WHAT WAS I DOING????? I knew I could talk, but the words would not leave my mouth. I ran away like a little kid, and ducked into JC Penney's.

I guess I just don't have what it takes. After I left him I came up with some great things about 2008. Public Enemies filming topped the list. I almost...ALMOST went back, but I opted for the food court instead LOL

Now I regret that choice.


dj said...

Happy New Year Vicky!

Hey you got what it takes girl!!

I was thinking about this. Its very different "acting" and being interviewed. In acting, you are pretending you are someone else. In an interview, its just you so naturally its intimidating. I know I would have totally done the same thing!!! hehe

I hope you have a great year Vicky!!!!

Blaznfire911 said...

LOL Dj!! You shoulda seen me running from the camera man...then my hubby says.."Well..that could of been your 3 seconds of fame, and you missed it." I was kicking myself for that LOL

Happy New YEar to you as well!

-Sir Jack said...

Vix, DJ has a point. Acting and being interviewed are totally different things.

I suppose (since I'm not an actor) that you would get used to being interviewed and harassed by TV crews after a while. You were caught completely off guard at the mall. I'm sure you'll have more opportunities for what Sean calls your "3 seconds of fame." *wink* Plenty more!

Lawgirl said...

That's so cute that you ran away. I think I would have been shy, too. I was interviewed on the news when I was in college, but I think I was more gutsy back then.

Have a happy new year!!

Blaznfire911 said...

I am still in shock that I ran away. It's not like me at all LOL

Thanks for your words of encouragement all LOL!!!!