Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kiss off, casting couch!

The other day while traveling on the freeway, I remembered I needed to get limes for a smoothie recipe.  Needing a safe way to add it to my grocery list, I decided to try using Siri, for the first time, on my new smart phone.

I fumbled around (while keeping my eyes on the road) to find what I thought was the Siri microphone and spoke aloud, “Make a note to get limes.”

Nothing happened.

I glanced at my screen and saw an inquiry.  Did I want to search Safari or Wikipedia for the following:  Making out to get lines.

Uh.  No.  I was certain that particular search would direct me to the “casting couch.”
What the heck, Smart Phone, what kind of girl do you think I am?  I abhor the casting couch. No one should expect, require, or give sexual favors for any job or role in the film (or any) industry.  I have never resorted to the casting couch for an acting part, and certainly won't make out for a speaking role or lines.

However... I must confess... I gave my smart phone affectionate kisses this morning after I successfully negotiated a function with Siri!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Johnny Depp on my mind.

Yep, Johnny Depp. I have him on my mind for the following reasons:
  • I finally saw the film Benny & Joon (1993). (Not sure why it took me so long to see it. I think I kept mixing up the title with Harold And Maude (1971), which I did see and have yet to recover.) Since I am a fan of several comedians of the silent movie era (especially Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin), I instantly liked Sam (Johnny Depp) and keep thinking about his comedic performances. The film was quirky and fun at times, but also unnerving to me since Joon was artistic, and had a mental illness. I sometimes worry about my artistic side driving me insane.
  • I saw a trailer for Dark Shadows (2012). I recall when I was in the sixth grade, my best friend was addicted to the gothic soap opera. She always wanted to hurry home to watch it. We didn't watch soap operas at my house, let alone vampire soaps, so the few times I watched it at her house I felt wicked...yet intrigued.  I have to admit I am intrigued again, and might go see the movie.
  • The Lone Ranger (2013), with Johnny Depp, is being filmed in Utah this summer, so I keep hearing the buzz about casting opportunities among local filmmakers. I had the chance to apply as an extra, but passed it up. I know. Crazy. See, my fears of insanity are valid!