The last teen angst show I watched was probably "My So Called Life", but I will definitely tune into "Star-Crossed" when it debuts on the CW February 17th.
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The show takes places in the future when a group of teens from an alien colony integrates into a high school in Louisiana. They've been living in a special military-guarded camp since their space ship crashed on Earth, and now humans and aliens are trying to co-exist.
It's atrians vs. humans... and yes, there is a love story or two among them.
So, why am I watching? Well, it looks interesting. I mean, like, I've totally moved on from vampires.
But I'll also be tuning in because I worked on the show as it was being shot in New Orleans. My agent called me and asked for a last-minute audition. The next thing you know, I was being flown from North Carolina to New Orleans to play a reporter. It's hardly a big stretch or a big role...but for a journalist, it's kind of fun to change things up.
I flew to New Orleans, checked into the W Hotel, hung out for a night... and then woke up the next morning for a call time around 5 a.m. It may have even been earlier.
It was fun because I had some extreme hair and makeup... though I don't think it will really show on TV as extreme, especially since I literally speak half a sentence.
I met some awesome people. Aimee Teegarden and I met in hair and makeup. We didn't talk long, but she was very sweet. I also enjoyed talking to Chelsea Gilligan, who has a strong connection to the Ozarks in Southwest Missouri.
But, one of the highlights? After working, I went to a little sushi place by myself and saw a girl who looked familiar. Turns out, she was a good friend of mine in high school! I couldn't believe my eyes... it was my friend Nicole, who I literally hadn't seen in years.
She and I went to high school together. I was friends with her older brother and spent much of my senior year carting her around during her freshman year. I had no idea she moved to Louisiana, but we just picked up where we left off. I actually ended up running around New Orleans with her gaggle of fun friends. It was so cool to see the city from a local perspective.
The next morning I was dead tired, but, it was one of those experiences that reminds you how joyful life can be. I hope the show is a success! I didn't have much to do with the pilot, but it was a really cool life moment.