Landing the Role of Kate

A chronicle of my actventures

Kate is Cast, and I’m not it

Well, the role of Kate has officially been cast. Casey LaBow will be playing the character for Breaking Dawn I&II.  Admittedly she looks much more like the described character than I do, but to be fair to my aspirations, the character of Jessica Stanley is described as completely different looking than is portrayed by actress Anna Kendrick.  Laurent’s character is even further from looking as described in the book, and etc.

Hopefully she will rock the role! I am excited for the film to come out, even though it’s going to be happening all the way in fall 2011! That’s forever away.  I’ve never heard of her, but I did some research. Looks like she’s not done too much. Started acting, well at least in a big enough piece to be marked down, in 2005. Her most notable appearances seem to be 3 episodes on CSI, and what’s coming up in the news the most is that she’s dating (or started dating) Ryan Gosling. Of course, now that she’s part of the Twilight franchise, I’m sure her descriptor will become “played the role of Denali sister Kate in the fourth installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn”, not that she’s dated Gosling. C’est la vie.

The rest of the Denali clan has also been cast. Tanya will be played by MyAnna Buring and Irinia by Mia Maestro.  I think Mia Maestro looks more like the Kate I envisioned than LaBow does, but oh well. I’m not the CD, am I? Heh. The full(er) article can be found <a href=”http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i24b330102bdc9a11ae05d38da222657a”>here</a&gt;. Though I’m not sure why they say Tanya is Bella’s rival, there’s really not any tension there at all in the story. Water under the Sol Duc River bridge and all.

So, that’s that. End of quest.  It’s been great though, it really has. I know I’ve been into all that already when I announced that I was going to quit actively pursuing this role, but I am really glad that I embarked on this fun journey and I’m glad to have been able to share it with my (at one time many) readers.

-Lorena

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September 30, 2010 Posted by | Twilight | , , , , | 1 Comment

Good News, Bad News

Well… bad news first, the shoot that was slotted for this weekend is no more.  I spoke with the director to let him know I couldn’t make the production meeting because I’ll be working too late that day, and he said that they’ve run out of funding and he’s off to try and get some more. Why he’s leaving the city or even state to find funding, I’m not sure.  Regardless, he thinks the shooting will continue in October. There’s only NINE days left!  It’s sort of ridiculous. I’m not even sure who he’s paying. I guess it’s equipment rental that he can’t afford.  So, I’m don’t know what’s going to happen with that and my two lines and first death scene. In which I don’t have to die, the explosion happens off-screen and they cut back to us and we’re dead already. So, I’m not sure if that counts as a proper death scene or not.

Good news:

The webseries I’m in got picked up by a distributor! So, now I’m not only going to be available for purchase on itunes, I’m actually getting paid!  YES, PAID!  No contract yet, so I’m not sure the amount, but any payment is payment. My first paying gig! Which is ironically my first real gig.  Not bad, not bad at all.  So, I have shoots for that tentatively in September and November.

With all these going ons, I think I am going to continue acting. Just for fun, and just on the side. I am going to put together a headshot/resume site, which I’ll of course post the link to here, and then I’ll be able to easily apply for acting gigs.  Plus, in the course of ongoing chats with my boyfriend about careers and life goals and self-identity, I figured I ought to give those things a little more thought. So, I’ve decided that my life/career goal is to publish novels and short stories and all the marketing stuff that goes with it (readings and public speaking things at conferences and such–hey, dream big here, people) and then have time to do acting on the side.  Luckily I’ve sort of had writing/publishing novels as a back of the mind life goal since I was… age 8(?) or so, and have made some strides towards doing this. Which I’m going to promote here briefly despite my major drop off in readers since I quit updating. Basically I’ve gotten signed on with an online project called Eat Your Serial. Its intention is to bring serials back into popularity. The idea is really strong since our society has shorter attention spans and busier schedules–when do people read anymore? On their commute. That’s when I read (finally worked up my ability to read on the bus without feeling sick!). The rest of the time you’re working or spending time with friends and family and hoping for a tiny slice of alone time somewhere in there. So, the project will feature one chapter from a different story/author each day until that story finishes. Mine is a full-length novel, so it will be going on for 20-25 weeks (I haven’t finished writing it yet, so I’m not sure how many chapters it actually is).  It’s very exciting for me because I’ve wanted to finish this novel for forever.

Hopefully the project launches this fall in full force. They’re still looking for writers and are definitely looking for help with funding. The link for that is here if you’re interested in helping out. No pressure, I hate fundraising after being forced to sell gift wrap in kindergarten. Don’t those people know 5 year olds shouldn’t be out selling door-to-door? It’s scarring!

So, I’ll keep everyone updated on acting and will probably throw in a link when my serial launches. It’s free to read online.  My story is, briefly, an epic tale of two people drawn together who find themselves in the midst of a global war. One of them holds the key to ending the war. But their secrets begin to unravel as situations unfold, and trust begins to shatter. Will they regain each others confidence in time? And if so, what will they do with it?

Or something like that… love, lust, murder, explosions, sexy car chases, secret organizations, and unnamed enemies.  That’s really all you need to know.  Maybe I’ll even make a book trailer, those are all the rage these days.

-Lorena

August 17, 2010 Posted by | Gigs, Observations | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(Life) Unexpected…

It’s been too long. I often think about updating my blog…while on my bus ride to and from work, while showering, in that 45 minute span it takes me to get to sleep. I even have a to do list that says, “Update blog. Entries to write:” and proceeds to list 4 different entry concepts. Yet, I never seem to update.

Well, here’s the hope for a slight change in that. Today’s entry will be short, but possibly more exciting than all the other entries combined. After that I will write about the following entry concepts and will post twice a week: insight into my acting class, Acting In Film by Michael Caine: the final breakdown, Secrets to Successful Cold Readings and why this book is really made for theater and males, interview with the man who runs 2 film festivals, and where I see my future in acting going.

Also, I have been asked to guest blog for an author up in Seattle’s blog about shy writers. I’m supposed to give the extroverted and actor perspective on approaching writing (I guess. She didn’t fully specify what she wanted, but that’s what I’ve started writing it on). So, I’ll let you know when that gets posted. She has a queue, so I don’t think it’ll be right away.

Without further ado, follow the cut to find out why this entry is better than all the others! Continue reading

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Acting in Film by Michael Caine, Gigs, Secrets To Successful Cold Readings by Glenn Alterman | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Busy.

Whew. This week went by in a blur. One day I was laughing at the questions on America’s Next Top Model application and devising my answers, then suddenly it’s today and I’ve got two job interviews scheduled for next week, am relooking over my lines for the web series shoot tomorrow, cleaned the bathroom thoroughly in anticipation for my sister’s visit, and started a short story for a writing contest. And I’m waiting on someone else to get in touch with me about a potential audition Sunday for a TV series and just emailed someone else for a small part in a feature film shoot tomorrow (that may or may not conflict with my evening shoot, so it could be a no go. Plus I might too young for what they’re looking for). Sunday I start my acting class. That’s really exciting. I don’t have much more to add. Just feeling busy, which is a relief from the doldrums of unemployment. The days can just blend together in a lethargic way. Now I have something to wake up for and go do!

Hope everyone’s doing well.

-Lorena

Oh! I finished both the acting books, so I get final reviews up when I get a chance.

March 25, 2010 Posted by | Auditions, Gigs | , , , , | 3 Comments

Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This

I’m back from my audition and I’m at a loss for words. First, let’s say two things: 1) I didn’t actually audition 2) He’d already cast the role (you know, the one he said I was perfect for).

I’m going to recount some of the experience to you, but first I need to give you a brief look at some of my personal history. I know I never get personal on here, which is intentional, but today it is absolutely necessary. Why? I don’t want you to miss what a fantastic experience I had today. I want you to be able to relate in some way. I wish you all could’ve been there and we could’ve grabbed coffee afterward and laughed together. If it seems like I’m sounding pretentious or something like that, good. Let’s get into that frame of mind. ::wink wink:: Continue reading

March 10, 2010 Posted by | Auditions, Observations | , , , , , | 10 Comments