Ever Been An Extra On A TV Show? — 8/26/19
I have been super busy recently so this post is just going to be what happened to me today and I’ll update you on everything else after this weekend. So here we go.
I went to bed at 1AM because I was chopping vegetables with my new vegetable chopper I bought on Thursday. I also cooked most of them in preparation for making the chili today. I woke up at 8AM and from 8AM-9AM I did some work for my side job. From 9AM-10AM I browned the meat I would be using for the chili then had to hit the road for another side income project.
It just so happened that I was going to act as an extra on a new Netflix original series. The week before I was at a festival and some random dude came up to me to tell me he loved my hair and thought I would be perfect for an extra role in the series they were working on. So I got a call Wednesday night at 11PM to schedule a fitting on Thursday. Had my fitting on Thursday and then received an email that night with what time I had to be at the set. So I was at the set from 10:45AM-5:45PM and actually acting as a chef in a diner. It was definitely an interesting experience but I’m not sure if it’s one I would do again. The director was very particular and we literally took 6 hours to shoot a 3 minute scene. I did, however, make a good connection to an owner of a hotdog shop in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, I did not get his card but if I went to the shop he would definitely recognize me. I proposed to him that he use my chili for a topping on his hot dogs so we will have to see where that goes.
I got home around 6:30PM and immediately started cooking. I threw the cooked veggies and browned meat into a pot to start heating them while I chopped the tomatoes. I originally thought it would only take 5 hours for the chili to get where I wanted it to be but it’s midnight now and it’s definitely not there. It’ll probably be at least another 30 minutes because I’m about to put in some more spices then call it a night.
I have to get up at 6:30 tomorrow morning for my frisbee tournament. And I’m missing the third game of the day so I can go to the event I’m making this chili for. It’s definitely been a long day. I’ve worked for 16 hours as of now with 1.5 hours of driving. I guess this is what it’s going to be like when the truck is running so I gotta get used to it. Anyways, I need to put the spices in so I can get to bed. I’ll give a more of an update and some background next week.