This week I had an audition for a film. The main portion of the film with my role involves very intimate dialogue, kissing and touching between myself and my male co-star. Which is a total first for me. But, when I read the script I really enjoyed it. Its z solid story line, dialogue and concept. But, my part involves really sexy moments. no nudity or sex scenes. Just really sexy touching, kissing and dialogue. Based on the directions most of the time the camera will be focused on my face, head and shoulders. so no need for awkward touching or grabbing.
But, I knew in the audition there was a good chance I'd be auditioning with another male actor and their would be an expectation that we touched and maybe even kissed. How do you decide that in a short period of time? A rhythm and movement? With someone you just met? and maybe don't have chemistry with? Oh boy. This is a total first for me! so I prepared the scene to do it alone with just a reader (which I was hoping would be the case) and decided if I was working with another actor what would I be comfortable doing. I focused on my characters intentions, state of mind and love for her man. And just hoped for the best.
On the day of the audition I drove up to the lot and gave security my ID to get my parking pass. As they checked to see if I was on there list I began to panic a little. I stuffed two breath mints in my mouth and checked my lip gloss. lol I just knew I would have to do the scene with another actor. My palms were sweaty and I was sure I would forget all my lines and all the work I did on my character. Thank god in my excitement I got to the audition super early. That gave me time to get my nerves together.
I walked in and the CD was still preparing. (I was the first audition of the day and I was super early) The CD turned to me and said: "you're early, do you want some tea?" And for some reason, with that kind gesture, I just felt calm. About 20 mins later my co-star walked in. A nice guy from the OC. We found a corner in the waiting area and we practiced for a few minutes. It was really awkward. But we did our best. Finally, it was our time to go in and we did our thing. And I totally surprised myself. As soon as the camera turned on I went for it! I just gave it my all and the nerves were not even noticeable. Any awkward moments were easy because I knew how my character felt or would feel in that moment. The audition was quick and I felt good about it. Thank god. I'll count this experience as another good "first."
Here's to getting a call back! :)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!