Actor Bucket List

Actor Bucket List

I know every actor has a character/role bucket list (like mine includes being a superhero, Katerina from Taming of the Shrew, Queen Margaret in Richard III and I want to ride a horse in a Western!) but there is another bucket list:

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1. Be doubled

2. Do a shoddy accent (and still get the part)

3. Do a brilliant accent and don’t get the part!

4. Play the “young” version of a character

5. Play the “present”/old version of the character

6. Get into a choreographed fight on stage and screen

7. Say no to the stunts (leave that fire gag to the professionals!)

8. Say yes to the stunts! (C’mon it’s a glass made of sugar!)

9. Awkward make-outs with the scene partner you JUST met

10. Getting down to your birthday suit

11. Eat something you’re allergic to just so you get the part (yes I have done this…)

12. Get paid to sit and read a book all day and in the 7th hour they use you for 3 mins

13. Wear next to nothing for that sweet shot outside (bonus if you have to go swimming in October through April)

14. Drive a vehicle with a GoPro staring at you

15. Dye/cut your hair for a role

16. Learn a new skill for that role (dancing, combat, singing… something that you have absolutely NO idea how to do but you said yes in the audition so you’re screwed now!)

17. Loose/gain weight for a part

18. Voice Over yourself (probably because an airplane ruined your shot the first time)

19. Be the director/producer/writer/actor/marketer/make-up artist/choreographer/fight director/FOH/everything for a show you believe in with zero dollars just because you love the show so much (and eat PB & J for at least a month to make it work)

 

I’m sure there’s more – what have you experienced? Add to the list!

 

Music Video for your enjoyment

Hello 2015! I haven’t been blogging here as much because I haven’t been acting as much (insert sad panda) but really I have been busy with other things that make me happy (insert happy panda) but here is something I have been itching to share with you:

 

The Short Films – “Sundown” from Lyndon Horsfall on Vimeo.

That’s me and my partner, Jason Martorino, in a cool music video we shot with Dragon Gem Productions a while back but had to keep a secret. Love the green screen experiment Lyndon did! So cool!

 

I have another top secret acting thing I have to keep under wraps but if you want to be in the know follow me on Twitter @adriannap because I gab on there a lot more than on here.

Toodles and warmest wishes for a great 2015!

 

 

They Fight.

Today I had the pleasure of fighting. Not usually a sentence most people get to say. But my good friend Tammy Everett is a singer/actor/stage combatant and she asked if I could play the big bad in her up coming music video for her new album. I adore playing the villain, they always get cooler clothes – why is that?!

I’m wearing my hoodie up as in the shoot I will have a hooded cape (see? cooler clothes!) so I wanted to let Tammy get used to grabbing my hooded head and not my hair – which will be wigged! Fun!

So here is a behind the scenes look at us building a fight:

 

Jennifer Cooper workshop weekend

This past weekend I participated in a casting agent workshop with Jennifer Cooper. I must say – the woman is amazing! She is open, honest, no-bullshit kinda lady. And I loved it. Her humour was a relief to all and she used it to set the tone for the room. Her great attitude made for a really productive creative space.

I had a kickin’ good time! New connections made, some great insights, and of course – time in front of the camera with some scripts I really like. This scene is from the hit tv show “Girls” (I’m Marnie).

Enjoy!

 

 

The Tango!

So even though Secret Lives of Lovers is on hold – the director Marc Morgenstern put some of the raw footage together to get a feel for the Tango we all worked so hard on.

Remember: I am not a dancer! This was a personal triumph and I thank Five Strangers Films so much for the opportunity…

 

That’s Jason Martorino and Siobhan Richardson as my dance partners.

The dance goes on to turn into a fight! I hope we can see the footage of that sometime in the future too as Siobhan was so great to work with (read: so patient!).