As I sit here writing this new article for my blog, my attention span of talking about my web series is getting side-track. You see I am going over a few scenes for an audition I have this week. I am reading for a role as a” hoarder”! I get really great character roles. I play a lot of quirky characters, Mom’s and a lot of comedy and once in a while, I get to play a crazy person that either gets stuffed in the truck of a car or ends up in an asylum. I have a good scream and can cry on a moment’s notice.
All in the life of an Actress! I love being a character actress I can get old and fat (somewhat) and no one cares. I am “Real” and “Different” or “Earthy” as they put it in Los Angeles. I don’t look like the typical actress here. I am not blonde and hot and certainly not twenty – one anymore. Character actors do not work until they are much older. But we get those roles that leading ladies just don’t get and I get this comment “Oh You look familiar, I have seen you somewhere but I don’t know where” from people. Perfect existence. In fact, recently, I was at a callback and it was for a TV show pilot that I played a “Mom” whose daughter gets saved by a wolf and I think she is dead but the wolf rescues her and I thank the Wolf. Very touching scene only my type would get called in for that.
At that callback of the wolf show, I spoke to another lady who was auditioning… we just started talking. I told her about my pilot “Redneck Weddings” and when I said that I was working on it for the past six years she just looked at me with amazement. “Oh I try to write. I have all these ideas, but I could not work on something for six years”. That is way too long.
As I write this piece about being an actress in Hollywood like a scene in a TV movie or a bad reality show…. I just got word that I have an audition tomorrow for a network show comedy show that is really popular and is a really good credit IF I get it. I can’t say the show I am auditioning for… but I am auditioning for two roles, so my chances are better then usual and this show really digs my look.
Wish me luck I have to go off and study! I promise I will get back to the web series.
Me (Catherine Natale) as a person from the 1960’s My Madmen Shot.