As I am writing this, I am in full make-up, eating a cracker, on set. Always my favorite words to begin a post with. Or maybe I’d prefer : “As I am writing this, I’m polishing my recently won Oscar while getting a massage.” Oh well, it’s a start.
Either way, this has been a good week. I had rehearsals for my first role where an accent was required, got some really unexpected but super awesome news on the agent front, started filming a new project, and most importantly: had some personal wins. I also made an odd discovery…
Well, guess what? I won the voting competition and am still in the TV show Who’s in Who’s Out! So thanks to everyone that voted, I’m still in acting heaven, filming episodes every Saturday till Monday! I really didn’t expect to win, since my competition was a talented stud with a large group of infatuated girls as fans. But I guess I had underestimated the enthusiasm of my family, friends and blog readers! I particularly suspect I have my mom to thank. She has a lot of colleagues, you know…
So, all is fantastic on the acting front, I’m really super happy whenever on set. It’s whenever I am off-set (some call it real life) that things are, well, messy… Continue reading
The last few weeks have been interesting and great in many ways. For the first time in my life, I got a real taste of what life as a working actress is like. Being on set three weeks in a row, recording songs, rehearsing, working with call sheets, wondering about ratings…And, because of the format of the TV show – where winners of roles get some publicity- I got a tiny little taste of fame too.
All these experiences have brought some important insights to me. And some quite unexpected ones… Continue reading
Hi all! Thanks to all of your votes I got to star in two episodes of the Dutch TV show Who’s in Who’s Out as the at first sight seemingly bitchy Maria, and I had the time of my life. Cycling through the snow, freezing my butt off, I all did it with a joy that nearly made me break out in a “I’m siiiiinging in the snow!” My first episode aired yesterday, go check it out here: http://wiwo.bnn.nl/aflevering/5
Now that we wrapped filming my second episode however, it’s up to you guys wether I stay for more episodes or not! Voting is much simpler this time, but I do have to compete with an actor that has already won twice before, so I need your help! Pretty-please-with-Nutella-on-top vote, instructions are below. And a little making of video too! Continue reading
Wow, this week has felt like three months. Sunday the 22nd of January 3PM Pacific Time I saw that I won a role in the Dutch TV show Who’s in Who’s Out. I didn’t quite believe it yet until a couple hours later I received a phone call from the director that indeed, I had won. Also, that I had to be in Amsterdam by Wednesday morning to record songs for the show in a studio. You see, the series features singing and dancing. It’s kind of like Fame, but different. Dutch, mostly.
Minutes after, I started packing like crazy and Monday, 6AM Pacific Time I was at LAX airport. Tuesday 8AM Central European Time I was in Amsterdam. Wednesday and Thursday I was in the studio, Friday I was doing table reads, and Saturday through Monday I was on set filming my first episode. It’s been a crazy week. But crazy good… Continue reading
After a period of solely bad news, sickness and sad blog posts, the tide has turned. I hate to fall into cheesy clichés but, you know…every cloud has silver lining. And to throw in a Dutch saying as well: after rain comes sunshine! Because you know what? I GOT THE PART IN THE DUTCH TV SHOW! See the official announcement here!
And I have no one to thank but my wonderful army of voters; my friends, family, blog readers, twitter followers….Thank you so, so much! The competition was fierce and there were some amazing contestants. I’ll just have to do my utmost to be worthy winner!
So lots of things are going to change now. Let’s continue with the clichés: Life is what happens when you make plans… Continue reading
Unless you were born Kate Hudson, it isn’t often that you can call on your family and friends to help you out in your career as an actress. I wrote before on how it’s sometimes hard to even draw a picture of the film industry, and things that can help you explain it to parents, friends etc. So when I discovered this contest to win a role in a national Dutch TV show that’s all about votes, my heart made a small jump of joy!
That’s why I now call on you, my dear readers, to please help me get this role by following the voting instructions below the cut. I know it’s annoying to enter e-mail addresses etc. but it’s really only five minutes of work tops, you wil not receive spam and it’s worth a million to me! I mean, you can literally help me get an acting job! Continue reading