HBO's Eastbound and Down: Truck for sale! And my brush with fame and the profane
Apparently, a popular truck from HBO's Eastbound and Down is for sale in Wilmington... our reporter Ben Powell is working on the story right now! Robb Ellis told us he saw it on Craigslist. Check out the ad!
How much do you think it will go for? The owner is asking for about $15,000.
On a completely separate note, I finally watched the scene that I auditioned for - and got. But, then, got dropped.
Let me tell you what happened.
A few months ago, I saw a callout for a Korean businesswoman to audition for the show. How could I not? I mean, how many Korean people actually live in Wilmington? I practically felt obligated to go to Fincannon and read for the part!
I was completely nervous. The casting gal told me I didn't have to know a lot of Korean. HOWEVER....when I actually auditioned, I felt like I had to know a lot of Korean! People who know me can appreciate this story. I was mortified PLUS I had to say things I can't even repeat for the sake of all things holy.
A few days went by, and I erased the audition from my head. My Korean must have been awful, I thought.
And then, the call came.
"We wanted to let you know that you got the part! Expect some more calls with more details."
Holy moly. I don't think my husband could have been any more proud. After all, the ad said it was going to be "a bada$$ scene with Will Ferrell and Danny McBride."
I asked off for work. I waited for the call.
It wasn't long after that when someone from wardrobe called and asked me if I had anything that resembled business attire. I was completely soaring. I don't think I could've been more excited. I mean, not to be a weirdo... but here I was, a serious journalist... thinking this is the best day of my life. I guess it didn't take long for the fame to go to my head!
About an hour later, I got another call. This time, it was from the person who initially told me I got the part.
"So sorry, Michelle. The writers changed their minds and went with all Korean men. But, you should be happy to know that you were the only woman they picked."
And... there it went.
The stress of auditioning, the humiliation of speaking a language I barely know, the exhilaration of getting the part, and finally, the letdown of losing it. Wow. That was quite the rollercoaster.
And, I thought journalism was tough.
In the end, the story of getting the part and then losing it was almost just as good. After all, I'm not sure anyone could take me seriously after watching this scene! I'll leave it to the guys.
4/9/2012 12:32:46 pm
4/9/2012 12:33:06 pm
If you would have at least booked the fitting you would have still gotten paid...SAG RULES.
4/9/2012 12:33:37 pm
Every time I see a post on this page, I'm very proud of all Michelle Li has accomplished. Glad I could know her on her wonderful journey.
8/30/2012 02:12:22 am
Interesting post. Well when there is so much a new. Thanks.
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