Before I moved to CT, I tried to fit a bunch of stuff into my final week in GA including being an extra on The Vampire Diaries one last time. I've never had a horrible experience while working on set - even if I worked overnight until 6am or in freezing temperatures. The positives have always outweighed the not so fun things - there is good food, I get to see the actors I watch on TV every week, I get to see some "movie magic", I get to know spoilers, and on top of all of that, I get paid (Let's be honest, I'd probably do it for free...)!
I was so excited to get to do it again before I moved, but then I found out casting put me in the choir for that day's scene. (If you've been watching the 4th season, tonight's episode includes a memorial scene because the town council members were all murdered.) The choir?! This could be a good and bad thing. It was good because only a select few were in the choir which means hopefully I'll have more screen time. It was bad because it brought up nightmares of freshman year of high school when I had a horrible lapse in judgment and registered for choir! Thankfully, I was able to transfer into the journalism class before the school year began...
Being in the choir ended up not being as bad as I thought. It did have some embarrassing moments though. If you think fake dancing to no music is awkward, try fake singing to no music. We had exactly 3 minutes to memorize the lyrics to a church song I'd never heard before. On the brightside, it meant the cameras were on us all day. Unfrotunately, it also meant the eyes of the cast, crew, and 200 extras were also on us. I'm a horrible actress - it stems from my inability to lie which is why I will never pursue an acting career. We'll see how the scenes turn out. You never know - I might not even be in them at all. It always comes down to the luck of the draw.
Here are some random photos from that day:
|Not sure what's up with my hair here, but I'm ready to work! I think my call time wasn't until 11am which is nice. I've had to wake up at 4am before...and that was the morning after the Britney concert. #killer|
|I pulled a KStew and rocked casual shoes with my pretty dress. Always bring fab heels to set, but pack comfy shoes as well because the days are long. Sometimes wardrobe is provided, but they usually ask you to bring 3 full outfit changes.|
|Usually we are shuttled to set in nice white vans, but on this day we were picked up by the Mystic Falls school bus! I loved it!|
|PIZZA ROLLS! These things have been the way to my heart since middle school... Last time we were in NYC, Donna and I decided that someone should sell pizza rolls on the streets. Seriously, they would make bank.|
That's about it for my photos. I'm sure they weren't as exciting as you thought they would be, but I hope they give you an idea of what it's like to work on set. I also must add that I had an amazing encounter with Hollywood royalty, Steven McQueen that day! When he walked off set, he stared me down so hard that even other people in the choir were like, "Whoa! We saw that!" #Idie Then I found out via Twitter that he has a girlfriend. #typical It still made for a great final day on set!
Check out tonight's episode of The Vampire Diaries at 8pm EST! Hopefully I will make it back to my hotel in time to watch it. Let me know if you see me! I'll be wearing this sexy number...
|Yeah buddy! Choir and graduation robes might just be the least cute articles of clothing ever invented...|
Stay fit and fabulous,