I can't quite believe it, and for a while I thought I was dreaming, but I've splashed water on my face and it's true.
I shot scenes for a movie last night.
It was kind of a plum extra opportunity. I got to be an attorney in scenes with Matthew Broderick in his new film.
This came about because I heard they were filming The Mist last summer and thought it would be cool to be an extra in a Stephen King flick, so I sent in a headshot and list of plays I was in in college.
I think The Mist was actually already finished, so I didn't hear anything and kind of forgot about it.
Then in Portland on Wednesday I got an e-mail from the casting agency saying they'd been looking for me and getting only voice mail. Would I be available to be an extra on Friday?
I was in the business center at the movie-themed-boutique Hotel Deluxe, so I had to go up to our room and ask Christine, who was showering: "Can I be in a Matthew Broderick movie?"
"Where have you been? Having a soda at Schwab's?"
"No, no I got an e-mail. Hmm, maybe I never told you I wanted to be an extra in The Mist."
"What's The Mist?"
"It's a movie with the guy who played The Punisher but that's not important right now. Apparently I have the right look to be an attorney in a different movie."
She said sure, and so I found myself in a suit from about 5 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. today. It was a job roughly like playing one of the judges in The Cain Mutiny Court Martial must have been, but still a blast.
I could wind up on the cutting room floor, but I got a front row opportunity to watch Broderick work as well as seeing a big crew in action.
I'll tell you if I hear when it's going to be released.