Well I’m guessing you’ve figured by now, due to the lack of excited and slightly irritating celebratory blogs on my success, that I did not get the HBO job. The response was positive, they liked my tape and the director liked my look but they decided to go for a different casting type for this particular role. Knowing what they’re going for – which I won’t go into details here because the sherlocks on the scene will work out the actress far too quickly – I get it and think that the part definitely suits that look more. I’ve been told they want to get me back in for another character later on so that’s good, although I have told my agent that she has to keep on top of this – her response was standard, I have a bad habit of telling her how to do her job. Its lucky we’re friends, I fear that if this were not the case she may have stopped answering my calls a long time ago. So every cloud and all that, I’ve been in and I have in a sense got through the first round as they are thinking of other things for me, so moving on.
The rehearsals for the show are going well, we’re making progress although I really need to start learning lines, there is sooo many of them!! The tickets are selling already which is nice, but not only do I have family coming on the first night which is horrendous – F.Y.I, never go on the first night, this is not a happy time for the actors – I also have press night on my birthday I hate press night the pressure is immense and you know sometimes whatever you do the critic just won’t like itl! But moaning aside I am having fun, I get on really well with the whole group and have a great connection with my leading man, which is a god send. I found out today that the director knows an ex of mine, who is also an actor and could have played that role, that would have been awful, he and I DO NOT get on. Managed to keep my feelings to myself though, never good to bad mouth other actors, I’ll save that for my family!