Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oh What A Day...

So yesterday the hubs and I made the 3 hour trek back up to Burbank for my interview to meet with the WE tv show's Executive Producer's.  


What an experience!

Let me back up though...

When I got the call on Friday I was told to expect an email with all the info.  I never received that email so Monday I called to let them know.  Thank God that I called because I had lines to memorize!  I haven't done that in years!  There was also a 26 question application that needed to be filled out.  (This was in addition to everything else I had to get ready.)

Needless to say, Monday and Tuesday were crazy.

But I memorized my lines, put my portfolio together, re-vamped my emergency kit, got my resume, client folder, and application all set to go.  

So I get to the studio and am immediately taken to a holding room where I am eventually joined by 6 other consultants.  I wasn't impressed with any of them really.  And I tried to be unbiased because I was scoping out my competition.  

There were two older women (I'd guess late 50's, early 60's), one was wearing a leopard print shirt complete with a matching leopard encased blackberry, the other had pink hair.  There was a beautiful gal who seemed like she might be a good fit until she announced that she didn't like to be on camera because the women in her family have small eyes (?), there was a really stiff/serious planner who had a lisp, another who was wearing jeans and a t-shirt and asked if she could curse, and another who had pretty red hair but tried to say something funny at every opportunity.  They all seemed nice enough, but not anyone I'd be interested in watching on tv. (p.s. if I don't get this, I will still watch the show; curious to see who got it.)

I was so relieved when my name was called to be interviewed.

It was great meeting the Executive Producer's.  They seemed really nice and the interview went very well.  I stumbled on my lines once but it was minor.  They were impressed with my emergency kit and its contents, which also got a few laughs.  I answered all of their questions and felt I answered everything really well.  They asked if I'd ever done tv and I told them no. They told me that I looked great on camera and asked if I'd had my make-up professionally done for the interview...again I said no and Katy, the owner of the casting company, said that it looked great (totally did not expect that, but thanks!).  I flat out told them that I was born for this.  Maybe sometimes I am just too frank.

When the casting director escorted me out she told me that I did great and that I am definitely in the top 5.  And in case you're wondering, nearly 200 people interviewed last week and they narrowed it down to 12.  All of us were interviewed yesterday and thankfully there will be no more callbacks!

So either they'll call within the next week or two and offer me the show or they won't.  That's where its at now.  I'm not gonna save face and say "oh it's been a great experience, so either way I'm happy".  Truth is, I want it.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I'd love to do it.  

At the same time I know that the Lord has plans for me and whether this is included or not is fine.  I'm a busy gal as it is, so I'll have plenty to focus on if I don't get it.  

But it would be so cool to host a tv show!!!

If you think about it, say a prayer for me.  Thanks!!! :)

~Alison  

11 comments:

Scott said...

This is honestly really exciting to read about! You are right, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you definitely were born for this. Go Alison!

Amy said...

Praying for God's perfect will for your situation!

Be Blessed,

Amy

Amber Ellis said...

What kind of show are you auditioning for? That is so exciting. Not too many people can say they even had the experience of autitioning!!

Kristen said...

Congrats! I just found your blog and I love that you love the Lord and go against the grain! Look forward to reading more!

Our Family of 5 said...

I read your blog all the time, but this is my first time leaving a comment :-) Lots of prayers that you get this..it sounds like you are the most deserving!!!

Charlotte said...

They are right, your makeup always looks perfect! I need to get tips from you =)

Taryn said...

You really would be a perfect fit for this. We're rooting for you! Once again the suspense is killing me. Let us know ASAP if you find anything out!!! :D

Mary said...

Hello Daughter - yes, sometimes you are a little frank - but, that's my Alison. Oh, if only I could have been a fly on the wall! I know you wow'd them - top 5 out of 200, come on now!! Love you, Mom xoxo

Jessica said...

Good Luck! I hope everything works out. I'll be praying!!!

Yankee Mama said...

How exciting, I think you'll get it!

Krystyn said...

I'm so glad it get well...can't wait to hear if you got it.