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My daughter the actor

#1 Post by Bob Juch » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:25 pm

Heather has a new career besides her anti-human-trafficking activities.

A friend of hers invited her to make some extra money by working as an extra on a film, Scarlett (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10951170/reference).

She was doing the things extras do: walk from here to there, pretend you're having a conversation with someone, etc. Someone noticed her, so the producers cast her in a speaking role as a mobster's wife. She's not a movie or TV watcher, so she had no idea who they were nor what they had done on screen previously. She has a blast talking to the cast between takes. There are many from Brooklyn and Queens who have a great sense of humor.

Here are the cast members those of us who do watch movies and TV might know:
Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan)
Bob Gunton (the warden in The Shawshank Redemption)
Brian Doyle-Murray (Bill's brother, SNL, Caddyshack)
Mike Starr (The Young and the Restless, many other mobsters)
Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, Rules of Engagement)
Edward Asner (!!!)
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#2 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:11 pm

These are all reasonably well known character actors. Bob Gunton will be very familiar by face, if not by name, to anyone who has been a movie watcher in recent years. Patrick Warburton makes the convention circuit for starring in The Tick.

Looks like a great way to break into films. Certainly better than my appearance in Invasion, USA, which never got past the cutting room floor.
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#3 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:19 am

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These are all reasonably well known character actors. Bob Gunton will be very familiar by face, if not by name, to anyone who has been a movie watcher in recent years. Patrick Warburton makes the convention circuit for starring in The Tick.

Looks like a great way to break into films. Certainly better than my appearance in Invasion, USA, which never got past the cutting room floor.
A break at age 45, when many actresses are considered too old. :roll:
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#4 Post by silverscreenselect » Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:52 am

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A break at age 45, when many actresses are considered too old. :roll:
Tell that to Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Ellen Burstyn.
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#5 Post by Estonut » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:32 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:52 am
Bob Juch wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:19 am
A break at age 45, when many actresses are considered too old. :roll:
Tell that to Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Ellen Burstyn.
Why? They got their breaks at 25, 21 and 26.
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#6 Post by silverscreenselect » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:30 am

Estonut wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:32 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:52 am
Bob Juch wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:19 am
A break at age 45, when many actresses are considered too old. :roll:
Tell that to Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Ellen Burstyn.
Why? They got their breaks at 25, 21 and 26.
I meant that they were still getting good parts at advanced ages. But if you want to play that game, June Squibb was 63 when she appeared in her first movie. Kathryn Joosten got her first bit part at age 45 and didn't get significant roles until she was in her mid-50s. Going back a ways, Thelma Ritter was 45 when she got her first film role, and she wound up with six Oscar nominations.
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#7 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:19 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:52 am
Bob Juch wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:19 am
A break at age 45, when many actresses are considered too old. :roll:
Tell that to Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Ellen Burstyn.
They are the few.
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#8 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:44 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:30 am
Estonut wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:32 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:52 am
Tell that to Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Ellen Burstyn.
Why? They got their breaks at 25, 21 and 26.
I meant that they were still getting good parts at advanced ages. But if you want to play that game, June Squibb was 63 when she appeared in her first movie. Kathryn Joosten got her first bit part at age 45 and didn't get significant roles until she was in her mid-50s. Going back a ways, Thelma Ritter was 45 when she got her first film role, and she wound up with six Oscar nominations.
Exceptions to the rule.

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#9 Post by Beebs52 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:43 pm

Very cool.
Well, then

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#10 Post by BackInTex » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:03 pm

That's cool Bob!
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#11 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:38 pm

Jennifer Gartner turned 48 today. She hasn't had a problem getting roles either.
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#12 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:56 pm

I just got off the phone with Heather. We hadn't talked since Friday night.

Last night she was invited to a birthday dinner for a producer from the film. She doesn't remember which restaurant (she's like that). At the table were Adam Sandler and Steven Spielberg!! She didn't even know who Speilberg was until I told her. She was introduced to the table as a new actress with a big role in Scareltt. (She has a very minor one.) Sandler was joking around with her all night.

Somehow she has charmed the producers into adopting her. They know she has a broken left arm near the wrist; they told her to hide it when filming. So when she mentioned during dinner that she has a hard time cooking due to it, today they sent over ten pre-cooked meals from their caterer!

They say when the film wraps, they'll find work for her as a production assistant or better. Maybe even acting. (She has no acting experience, but she did do modeling.)

She has reshoots to do tomorrow, but if all goes well, they'll wrap Thursday.
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#13 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:08 pm

Heather called me back after having a couple of adult beverages and was all wrapped up in her feelings of being a fish out of water. She felt like she didn't have any idea what she was doing (she's right) and was nervous about screwing it up. I told her to just go with the flow. She has people on her side who want her to succeed and will be very forgiving. She'll never forgive herself if she doesn't follow through with what seems to be her new career.
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#14 Post by Estonut » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:06 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:38 pm
Jennifer Gartner turned 48 today. She hasn't had a problem getting roles either.
Never heard of her. If you mean Jennifer Garner, she turned 49 today.
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#15 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:52 pm

Estonut wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:06 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:38 pm
Jennifer Gartner turned 48 today. She hasn't had a problem getting roles either.
Never heard of her. If you mean Jennifer Garner, she turned 49 today.
You REALLY need a new hobby.
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#16 Post by Bob Juch » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:39 pm

I found out why Heather was cast in a speaking role. She's the wife of Mike, who was an additional character too. They were written into the script after most of the filming was done. They plan to wrap Thursday.
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#17 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:24 pm

Well, I guess they do have plans for her. Yesterday they sent over three wedding dresses with a note to tell them which she likes most. She had no idea they were giving her an additional role in a new film; someone dropped the ball. (Scarlett has wrapped and premieres on the 12th.)
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#18 Post by Appa23 » Sat May 01, 2021 11:15 am

Bob Juch wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:24 pm
Well, I guess they do have plans for her. Yesterday they sent over three wedding dresses with a note to tell them which she likes most. She had no idea they were giving her an additional role in a new film; someone dropped the ball. (Scarlett has wrapped and premieres on the 12th.)
IMDB notes many things, but among the things missing, it seems, is where the TV movie will play.

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#19 Post by Bob Juch » Sat May 01, 2021 11:42 am

Appa23 wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 11:15 am
Bob Juch wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:24 pm
Well, I guess they do have plans for her. Yesterday they sent over three wedding dresses with a note to tell them which she likes most. She had no idea they were giving her an additional role in a new film; someone dropped the ball. (Scarlett has wrapped and premieres on the 12th.)
IMDB notes many things, but among the things missing, it seems, is where the TV movie will play.
Yes, their page hasn't been updated since production began. They haven't added Heather and the actor who plays Mike, her husband.

Heather said it will be on Netflix or Hulu. She keeps forgetting to ask which.
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