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.
The six-year-old in this column is my youngest daughter, Rachel. Her bad mood this day was never understood. She must have got up on the wrong side of the bed which would have hurt as the bed was against the wall.
As a youngster, Rachel was fun company, but this particular day wasn’t her best.
Maybe this was a forerunner for Rachel’s teen years. Those were a test for us all.
Lucky for everyone, Rachel survived the teens and is a wonderful adult and great company.