Friday, May 22, 2009

Lights, camera, action!

As promised, I shall now recount with you my impending brush with Hollywood.

At Blue Dome last weekend, I got a call from a place in Oklahoma City that is helping secure local extras for a movie being shot here in the Sooner State. I submitted my headshot and some biographical stuff back in March but never heard anything, so I assumed I hadn't been selected. I was overjoyed to learn that I'd be one of the Tulsa extras! The movie is called The Killer Inside Me, and it's based on a 1952 book of the same name. Michael Winterbottom, who did the brilliant A Mighty Heart, is the director.

Yesterday was my fitting for the shoot. It was supposed to take 20 minutes, but I was there for 90! Fitting a short-waisted gal with elaborate curves is a bit of a challenge, it seems. It was a ton of fun, though. I felt like a nearly-life-size Barbie! :) I'll be wearing a gorgeous green dress and little white gloves. Ooo! I keep learning and relearning the joys of being a redhead. Several of the women in charge commented on my hair and kept trying to find clothes that would show it off. I don't know exactly what we'll be doing, but I think I may be part of a secretarial pool, so I'll get to get my Joan on.

The Tulsa shoot is set for June 24, but that will depend on how everything else goes, of course. I'll certainly give all the nitty-gritty details when all is said and done. If the director suddenly decided that this curvy carrot top needs a larger part in the film, just remember that you knew me when. ;)


Funkybella said...

That is awesome!
You are going to have so much fun! And you can get the DVD to show to your great-grandkids!

Holly Hall - Sweetheartville said...

That is so cool! I'm totally riding your coattails to fame and fortune.;)

Hollyrocks said...

I'm so excited for you! I wonder what kind of celebrities you'll mingle with, you little diva you! I'm almost certain the director will decide that the movie needs more Brigid as soon as he lays eyes on you. I can't wait to hear more about this!

Adrian said...

Whoa! Sounds like such fun!
You'll have to leak all the juicy behind the scenes details :)

Holly Hall - Sweetheartville said...

Also, my husband is SO excited about this movie. He is a huge Jim Thompson fan, and "The Killer Inside Me" is one of his favorite books. Add that to the fact that it's being shot here in OK, and he just about squealed when I told him. :)

Heather said...

that is the coolest! I cant wait to hear all about it :)

[Tara] said...

How awesome! My friend Sterlin Harjo is a filmmaker, and I keep hinting that I want to be in his movies, LOL! I am so curious about this movie you are in....

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