Thursday, October 25, 2018

Day 3291 - You're never too old to try something new

Have you ever tried your hand at acting?


Who's ready to try new things today?

I am!


Today I'm being pushed well and truly out of my comfort zone and into the realms of television.  Somehow I've managed to get myself a spot in front of the camera.  Not to do authory things, nor cheerleady things, nor bloggy things nor even football club things.

Today I'm standing in front of a camera to shoot a commercial as ... (wait for it) ... the talent!

Wait! What?  The talent? 

Who would have thought at this point in my Deep Fried life I'd be dabbling in acting.  Yet here I am having to sign a talent release form,  read the call sheet, check the wardrobe brief and learn my lines.

Crazy, huh?  

A month ago someone said to me "I have a proposition for you" and I said "that sounds scary" and she said "how would you like to be a model?" and I said "That's REALLY scary" and she said "I'm serious" and I said "I'm the model mum, not the model" at which point she explained that there is a severe shortage of middle-aged commercial models/actresses and she thought I'd be perfect for the job.  You see, orange is no longer the new black.  Middle-age is.

Fast forward to a week ago when I got a phone call. "How would you like to earn $1000 for two days work?"  Absolutely! "Are you OK with a speaking part?" Sure! "Do you mind playing the role of 'middle aged woman'?" Of course not - middle aged is my middle name.

So here I am madly ironing my clothes, while learning my lines and writing this blog post in readiness to throw myself into the deep end as "middle aged woman".

What the hell was I thinking?

I could really suck. They may fire me on the spot.  I'll probably end up on the cutting room floor.  My wrinkles might look bigger on TV.  My hips will definitely look bigger on TV. But no matter how it goes, no matter what the result, today I prove you're never too old to try something new.


Have you ever tried your hand at acting?

What new things have you tried recently? 

Ever thought about signing up to a talent agency?

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36 comments :

  1. WOW! Congratulations and how exciting! Where can we see the ad??????

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    1. I think it will be online before Christmas. If it's not too cringy I will share ;)

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  2. That's so exciting! You'll have to tell us which ad so we can see you in action!

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    1. Haha I may hide it! Depends how well I've managed to pull it off.

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  3. Sounds very cool. Congrats, Leanne! Let us know the details.

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  4. So good to have the focus on you for a change...and you will rock this so much. I love that you are going to do this...and it will be the best of things to come. And you look amazing and will sound that way too. BUT, as you already know being Model Mum there is sooooo much hanging around and waiting, waiting, waiting so hope you are OK with that. I have been on national TV for Sunrise Weekend Breakfast back in 2013 and they said I went well. I could be no-one other than me and that's who you are...YOU. Denyse

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    1. There was definitely a lot of hanging around and waiting ... Well done on Sunrise!

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  5. How cool is that? You'll rock it!

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    1. Hahaha. Not sure I rocked it, but it's done now. Soooo .... now we just wait to see how much ended up on the "cutting room floor"

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  6. Congratulations and how exciting!!!! You will be amazing!

    SSG xxx

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    1. Eeek! It's all a bit scary. Totally outside my comfort zone.

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  7. So exciting. Can't wait to hear more about it!

    I did some TV commercials when I was in late high school and was offered a big national one - which involved going away to an island to film it - but my parents said no as I was only 16 and had school exams etc... Alas...

    Break a leg!

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    1. I did not know that about you Deb! That's cool. Bugger about the national one.
      I did break a leg ...well, I had to pretend I had a broken leg in one scene at least ... LOL

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  8. Leanne that is FANTASTIC! I'm so pleased for you - I think you'll be great. You always look beautiful and confident in your blog post pics so I imagine doing a commercial will be a walk in the park - you go girl!!

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  9. hi Leanne , how exciting. You will be fabulous - I am looking at the cover of Canberra weekly as I type.

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    1. Hahaha. That's funny that it lined up perfectly with your comment.

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  10. This is really exciting. I love that you have stepped outside your comfort zone and just run with it.

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    1. Definitely expanded my comfort zone somewhat, that's for sure. I actually loved doing it. I could definitely do it again.

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  11. Congratulations Leanne and what a fun experience! We are never too old is so true although I'm much older than you are :) You look great in the photo of the Canberra Weekly so perhaps you have found a new career! You go girl! xx

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    1. LOL re new career - the proof will be in the finished commercial I suppose.

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  12. No not acting, but I do belong to a Spanish Dance Company which I only joined in my late 50s, and dancing on stage is nerve wracking! But I think I am getting better at it. The key is to practice practice and then practice some more! Enjoy!

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    1. Dancing on stage can be very scary. I know how nervous I was when I stepped out on the competition cheerleading floor for the first time in my mid-40s. I was SHAKING!!! That's far more scary than shooting a commercial.

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  13. You go girl! I was put on the spot a couple of years ago when I did a hot air balloon flight media trip and discovered that Channel 7 were filming for their upcoming lifestyle show. I was interviewed and never had a chance to practice my lines! It was pretty scary. #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Did you get to see the finished result? Is it on You Tube somewhere? I'd love to see it.

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  14. That's awesome! I'm all for getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things but I doubt I could do that! :D Good luck!

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    1. It was fun. Many of the other "talent" didn't have lines. They just had to do background stuff like sitting and reading, walking, drinking coffee etc. There's lots of different ways to be in a commercial. You could totally do that (even if you didn't want a speaking role).

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  15. Good for you for saying yes. We don't grow if we don't try!!
    And yes...I tried rock climbing on my cruise.I didn't make it to the top, but at least I tried!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I agree. Always got to continue growing in life. Well done on the rock climbing!

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  16. That is so cool. What a nice experience. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  17. Ooo have fun - look forward to hearing more about your adventures as an actress!

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    1. Hahaha. Yep. Will definitely share some more. If my "acting" isn't too cringy I may even share the ad. MAY.

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  18. How exciting. All the best. Let us know which ad so we can look out for you.

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    1. We'll see how well I did first before I share ;) I may decide to hide!

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