After launching my movie career as a hilarious comedy extra in a short film, and following that with a dramatic speaking role in a feature film, Hollywood can’t get enough of me. I recently was invited to read for a lead role in a film using a British accent. I can do a couple phrases in a Cockney accent, but a proper British accent eludes me. Oddly enough, I write in British English. As a couple examples, I always want to add a “u” to words like color, and I tend towards using towards rather than toward. See what I mean? My editor/cousin/godmother pointed those and others out to me as she edits my short stories. Could I be the reincarnation of Charles Dickens?
And I really have not had the time (or British accent) lately to pursue show biz. I’ve been much too busy at work and with the upcoming election. But Hollywood refuses to be denied my talents and continues recruiting me. I received this invitation today.
Hmm, let’s see, Graceland is in Tennessee only a 9 hour drive away. Will $80 cover my gas for a 1000+ mile round? Not quite. I may have to pass on this one.
But wait! As I checked the distance between my house and THE Graceland where Elvis is buried, I noticed a Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum in Chicago. Will $80 cover my gas and time for a film role in Chicago? Barely, but I’m considering it.
Regardless of my decision, I am thrilled that based solely on my headshot pic, they recruited me for a role as funeralgoer rather than the deceased.