April 4, 2006
Is It Just Me?
Or does everyone still do the "A-B-C-D-E-F-G..." twist of the stem before biting into a yummy apple, using the letter of "break off" as an indicator of the initial of future spouse? I mean, I've been married for ten months now (almost) and I still twist the stem off to find out who I'll marry. This morning: G is the magic letter. Sorry, Keith.
Okay, so this is going to be a way catchupy post. There is so much going on.
Apparently, my talk at SAG was pretty rockstar. Now, I've done a lot of talks at a lot of places for a lot of actors. They're always good. (That's not me being obnoxiously over-confident, it's just true. I'm a generally fantastic public speaker.) But this one was just pegged-to-the-wall perfect on about every level. No idea why, but the group assembled (170 RSVPs, plus waitlist) was just READY to laugh. READY to learn. READY to be inspired by something I said at some point. It was really awesome.
I started my time on Miracle Mile with a lovely solo dinner at Marie Callender's: a tuna melt 86 all bread-type stuff and a glass of Ferrari-Carano. Yum! My waiter saw me reading (and annotating) a script and asked about it. Natch, he's an actor and will be submitting on the film I'm currently casting (which is not the script I was reading at dinner). That's always fun. That's twice in two nights I've chatted up a waiter type about coming in for something I'm casting. It's LA, right?
Well, one of the items on my plate at dinner that I didn't eat AT dinner was a lovely little red apple. I just had it for a wee-hours snack. Yum!
Okay, so... I didn't want to scoop KiKi about our IRL meeting (and dinner with Keith and KiKi's PAM), but he's blogged about it now so I can say: WHEEEEEEEEEEEE! It was so cool! And he TOTALLY wore one of the red shirts (still not sure which one). We really were all over each other with giggles and comments and crosstalk and tangents. He's right, it'll be even better when we meet up again and have a little more focused energy on... well... just about anything. ;) Focus was just NOT our priority. What fun!
Y'know what else is fun? Receiving an email from the director of one film I cast, who was in Florida for the film festival screening and Q&A for said film. She also happened to catch screenings of other films at the festival, including another film I cast. She didn't know it was a film I cast until my name came up in the final credits, at which point she said, "Of course. Another great Bonnie Gillespie cast." And she emailed me to say so. What fun! Maybe I'm competent as a casting director after all. Yay!
Okay, back to work. Oh, but first, a comment I made over at an actors' web board that was met with much love and applause:
If you play the odds, there's no reason to attempt this career.< Ali >Word.< / Ali >
If you live your dreams, there's no reason NOT to give it a shot.
If you like to analyze your chances... well... that's actor mind taffy, plain and simple.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Posted by bonnie at April 4, 2006 6:14 AM
Posted by: Ed R at April 4, 2006 8:24 AM
Well, all I know is I, for one, am enjoying the chronicles of your inexorable path to world domination. When you are Queen, can I be Duchess of something?
Posted by: communicatrix at April 4, 2006 8:30 AM
It's good to know I'm not the only one who does the "apple twist-off"! I'm single, and it's different each time! Confusing! :-)
Posted by: Lydia Blanco at April 4, 2006 9:25 AM
Communicatrix... Duchess of Divatude. Good? Believe me, I have every intention of having your awesome Virgoness and brilliant take on Hollywoodology on the Bonpire Staff.
You can be Gayle to my Oprah. Sound good? ;)
Posted by: Bon at April 4, 2006 4:06 PM
Hey! Throw ME a scrap wouldja?
Posted by: Ed R at April 4, 2006 4:39 PM
oh my gosh - to this day i do...A B C D .....and i have been married almost 23 years..maybe I AM SICK????
Posted by: suesietoole at April 4, 2006 11:38 PM
I think that's GREAT! It means I've got another 20-something years of apple-stem-twisting ahead of me! ;) Heeeeee!
And Ed, it was "G," not "E." Sorry!
Posted by: Bon at April 5, 2006 4:47 AM