Long Time No See...
So, the mini-break was fantastic. I was able to visit places and eat at resturants that I haven't been to since I was about 10 years old. I went to the art museum, which I liked so much better than here at the Met. They have a fantastic collection. Sat down and read in Rittenhouse Square, where we used to go to see the Easter flowers. Found a magic garden of mosaics, had the most scrumptous meals and saw Eddie Izzard twice (I chose to see him there as opposed to Radio City here, because there were only lousy seats available in minute they went on sale and I got third row at two of the shows in Philly).
Went on a road-trip with two friends to see Pat Monahan at Virginia Beach. It was so great to see him again and we had a great time.
Pat and me in all my goofy glory. I never post pictures of me w/him because I always look crazed. I don't look so bad in this one. The other one though....looks like I'm about to pull out an ax! LOL!
Went to the Norfolk Zoo on that trip. Some great animals there..
I've worked on a bunch more movies! "Veronika Decides to Die," I'm one of the "core" mental patients, so I got to work on it for several days and last weekend shot a scene where the crazies go swimming, had a blast and got my first golden time on "The Perfect Age for Rock n' Roll" as part of a concert audience, was a nurse in "All Good Things," and yesterday was chosen to be the Captain's secretary in the police drama "Brooklyn's Finest," so was in a scene that was just the Captain, Richard Gere and me!!. He's gorgeous! And it was great to get to see him act in person. It was an extrememly nice set as well.
I'm a bit worried about SAG striking. Jobs are drying up a bit here. There is one casting company, that seems determined never to cast me and unfortunately they have all the jobs at the moment. I know I'm not the only one (hands down it is that company people are complaining about on the set). We are starting to come to the conclusion that they look at our ages when we call in (since they ask for part of our social before they tell us all the openings are full), and judge us from there. If this is what they're doing, then they are judging me falsly, as I look 15 years younger than I am. I've worked for every other casting director in the city this spring and 9 times out of 10, I am pulled out of deep background and featured (I'm amazed at this, but it's true). And I'm fairly new to the business, so the whole thing just puzzles and frustrates me.
Life is very good though and I'm happy. "Get Smart" was a riot and happily a great adaptation of the show. LOVED "Indiana Jones," didn't love or hate "Sex and the City" and WALL-E was life-changing, what a beautiful film! Now I'm looking forward to seeing more movies this summer!
Posted by kathryngerhardt
at 8:11 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 5:59 PM EDT