Well, I wasn’t exactly an actress. I was an extra. I found out that the biggest part of a movie extra’s life is sitting and waiting, and waiting, and waiting some more.
That was the first of two days. The second, I took my children out of school so they could be in the movie Meet the Applegates, too.
Take them out of school?! Yes, I believe there are times that students learn more from rare experiences than working in school.
Here’s my account of being an extra.
If you watch Meet the Applegates and look for us, we are barely visible when the stars enter the back of the auditorium. At least I think one or two of my brood are visible. I’m seated, holding a sleeping Rachel, so not visible. It was a very long day.
I’m still glad my late friend, Colleen Sutherland suggested this experience all those years ago. Colleen was always one for a new adventure.
I was in the living room when I heard a great noise coming from the kitchen. All I could think was that my large kitten Car-E was getting into mischief again.
Of course, I was right. Car-E had turned over the dish drying rack and trapped himself in the sink.
Could he get out? I grabbed my camera to document another Car-E adventure.
Here’s that video.
Happily he escaped and happily the rack was empty and nothing was broken.
I have to watch what I leave on the counter. As I was putting my groceries away, Car-E grabbed a package of hotdog buns. In his play, he threw the bag on the floor, giving it to Sunny, my dog. Sunny took the bait and tried to eat the buns.
I got there just in time to rescue the buns.
Car-E has tossed other things down to Sunny. I think he wants to get the dog into trouble.
I can only wonder what kind of trouble Car-E will get into next.