Hey, Mom! Look at me!
I kinda feel like stabbing the internet in the face for what it's just done to my Friday. I've spent four hours creating and re-creating this post after two failed attempts at uploading. This is where you can find all the dates and stories for my background acting.
I'll keep it updated as I get more gigs.
Pretty Little Liars
Work Date: 7/23-25/12
Air Date: 10/23/12 and 10/30/12
Stories: There was a head made out of meat as one of the set pieces and in between takes, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario and I would try to figure out what the teeth were made out of. Also, at one point in the episode Tyler Blackburn takes off his mask and waves to his girlfriend. He was having trouble figuring out how to take off the mask without covering his face and making it awkward. So I helped him figure it out and he gave me a high five.
Work Date: 8/13/12
Air Date: 10/3/12
Season 1, Episode 3 - "Clean Smelling Pirate"
Stories: Oh, Tyler Labine. He was the best. Seriously, nicest guy ever. He introduced himself to me. Talked in between takes. And then he became my first celebrity Twitter follower. There were also brief conversations with Justin Kirk and JoAnna Garcia Swisher. I had the interesting experience of being on set the day after the series premiere...that happened to interrupt the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics. Drama!
Work Date: 8/27/12
Air Date: 10/31/12
Season 8, Episode 5 - "The Good Earth"
**If you follow this link there are lots of pop up ads, but you can watch the episode for free. You can see me walk across the background at 32:35 holding the little girl:
Stories: It was excessively hot outside. The little girl I was "mommy" to and I had so much fun. Shemar Moore smiled at me.
Ben and Kate
Work Date: 9/13/12
Air Date: 10/30/12
Season 1, Episode 6 - "Scaredy Kate"
Stories: I freaked out when I saw Maggie Elizabeth Jones. She's adorable. Adorable. There was a guest starring actor who looked familiar and I decided he was Lucy's husband from 7th Heaven...but after a little more research I found he's actually that guy's brother. His name is Geoff Stults. He was a different kind of adorable. This is also the second time I've been cast as a 'mom'. Hmm.
Body of Proof
Work Date: 9/14/12
Air Date: ?? It will be the fourth episode once the third season starts.
Stories: This is the one where they told me to make sure I left lots of time for traffic to get to Santa Clarita and so I would up getting there an hour and a half early. Hooray for Carl's Jr! I was also featured in this one as a girl who comes out of the subway after a shooting and doesn't know whats going on. Very exciting.
Work Date: 9/21/12
Air Date: A long time. Like, next year. It's a new HBO show and I worked on the pilot.
Stories: Stephen Merchant and Kevin Weisman would talk to the group of four I was standing in because we were the closest to their car. At one point, the car was supposed to be parked but it somehow got knocked out of park and it started rolling down the street with Stephen Merchant holding on to the handle. But they were excited because it was a really funny take!
Work Date: 9/26/12
Air Date: 12/5/12
Season 2, Episode 7 - "Krampus"
Here's a YouTube clip of the scene I'm in. You can see me at 2:16.
The More Exciting Story: This was more exciting for me because of the lot we shot on. They used my car on this one so after I drove onto the lot and turned the corner I found myself here:
It's Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls. I ate lunch in the gazebo. When a movie or TV show films on a lot (not on location) they typically tear down the set once it's finished and build something else. It won't be there forever, but the fact that it was still there for me to experience was pretty cool.
Work Date: 9/27/12
Stories: Sorry there's no picture. I take part in a fun athletic activity (no spoilers!) and I'm wearing gray leggings and a light turquoise tank top with a neon pink sports bra.
Air Date: I'm not sure if this will ever air. Sadly, I recently found out that one of the co-creators of the series committed suicide about a month after I worked on the show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend_Me
How I Met Your Mother
Work Date: 10/4/12
Air Date: 11/19/12
Season 8, Episode 7 - "The Stamp Tramp"
Stories: Don't look for me. Seriously. This was less of a "have my family and friends watch" experience and more of a "I'M ON THE SET OF HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" experience. It was amazing. The first scene was with Jason Segel and a very attractive actor who as not been announced as a guest star so I'm not going to tell you who it is and then I won't get sued for spoiling it. When it was time to shoot, Jason Segel came skipping out of his trailer saying, "Hey! We get to do acting!" Yes. Yes we do. I had fun watching him have fun. The second scene was with Neil Patrick Harris and Cobie Smulders. I knew the chances of seeing NPH on this set were pretty high, but I didn't realize how much I would kinda freak out. He really is a legendary child actor turned star who is incredibly, uber talented. If you don't agree with me, watch his opening number for the 2011 Tony Awards. My favorite part of the night was when Neil and Cobie (yeah, we're on a first name basis now) had finished the rehearsals for their scene and it was time to shoot. They went off into a little corner and danced for five seconds. It looked like a little 'lets get hyped to shoot' dance...but it also looked like it could have been choreographed. Favorite. Also my car was parked outside of MacLaren's.
Update!: You CAN look for me! There was only one tiny flash of an opportunity for me to be seen, and fate took that chance.
Again, tons of pop up ads, so proceed at your own risk. I'm the flash of purple at 2:06