I’m still playing catch-up from all the news I missed since I went to NYC. See, that’s what taking a vacation will get me.
Its since come out that CAA say’s this is not from anyone at it’s offices. Are they covering their butt? Who knows and who cares. Most of it is dead on. The guest star caliber actors are taking the co-star jobs away from the up and coming actors. It sucks. A lot of my friends have been in the audition abyss for quite sometime now.
Even today, Variety has an article saying that everyone is in a hiring freeze. From directors seeking to shoot commercials to temp agenencies, restuarants and bars, retail stores… no one is immune.
Job seekers applying for positions at Eleven, a bar and restaurant in West Hollywood, for example, recently stood in line for three hours just to get an interview with a manager. Nearby Mickey’s had a line wrapping around the block when it sought hires.
Playbill.com: What made you fall out of love with acting in the first place? CD: It was purely the intoxication of Hollywood. I will freely admit it. It was not necessarily the money, but the freedom and the power. I was pretty much given free reign when I got out there, my own show and tons of things in development. It’s a different kind of headset. Instead of rehearsals, you’re in meetings. You’re hiring and firing. You’re overseeing something from point A to point Z. In film and television, you only act for a few minutes at a time, and then you’re in your trailer, waiting. So, it’s an easier life. It is. It’s a more lucrative life. It’s Los Angeles. It’s sunny California. It’s palm trees. You’ve got a pool in your backyard. Everybody gets consumed by it. Everybody who’s left the theatre and gone to Los Angeles will tell you the same thing, not publicly but privately. I lost a respect for the training. Not respect, but I forgot about the intensity of the training I got. I tried to leverage it a bit. We did a whole season of “Roc” live. But as the years went, you get fat and lazy, and you don’t feel like working that hard. Theatre is like digging your ditch for a living.
Playbill.com: But you’re working hard now, aren’t you? CD: Oh, man. Like never before. And the irony of it all is that, when you’re a young actor, you say “I can’t wait to play Willy Loman and King Lear.” When you’re able to do it, you say, “Oh, man!” You get a sense of mortality.
Synopsis: The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo & Robbie Coltrane
Extract, is the new movie from writer/director Mike Judge (“Office Space,” “King of The Hill,” “Beavis and Butt-Head”). Joel, played by Jason Bateman, is one step away from selling his flavor extract factory and retiring to easy street when a freak workplace accident sets in motion a series of disasters that put his business and personal life in jeopardy. The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Mila Kunis and Ben Affleck.
As for the mysterious design of the show, Gorham explains it took an unprecedented amount of trust in the creative staff. The actors never knew where their story arc would go or how long it would last. There was no way to know if you were playing a good guy, killer or just the next found body.
Gorham’s approach was just to play what was on that day’s script. “We get five episodes down the line and I am not going to look back and regret the choices that I’ve made because something changed. Because a relationship changed. Because someone died. And with that I think brings a freshness to what we are doing, makes it incredibly alive,” Gorham says.
Executive producer and director Jon Turteltaub guarantees that even the killer did not know he or she was the person behind the murders until the end of filming.
Elaine Cassidy, who plays Abby Mills, a woman with a bloody connection to the island, describes working on a show, where everything is a secret, as being unique.
“I’ve never done a job like this where you don’t know how long you are going to be on the show,” Cassidy says. “And the amount of conversations that we’ve had, who do you think did it and everyone has had their theory and the theories change.
“That has been so exciting because I don’t think I will ever come across a job like that again.”
This was a case where the actors even found some hesitation at making friendships. The next script could be that person’s final one.