The callback couldn't have been more natural and I left there with the confidence that I would be seeing these guys very soon, only this time on set for filming. I don't mean for this to come off arrogant but for an actor, it's an exciting time when you know that you and your talent just "fits" perfectly to the circumstances. Plus, it was natural because I was allowing myself to be myself, and that was more than enough to book me the role.
I wish I could put you in my thoughts so that you could experience first hand just how it felt to be on set for those four days. It was hard work, with blocking, preparing for CGI, and performing all of my own stunts, but it was the most satisfying feeling at the end of the day to come home after doing what I love.
And the cool thing? My connection with VEER didn't just end there. As VEER is in post production, I got an offer from the SFX artist from the show, asking me if I would like a part in his new series. Being offered a role? Without auditioning? Merely from your experiencing on another set??!! YES PLEASE!!! And that's how the character of Shannon Harris came about in the new series, SFX: The Series. I went from playing a tough, gun slinging bad *ss, to a witty, FX girl who is filled with snark and wit, and blood and gore in the humorous, documentary-style way!
So what have I really gathered from these experiences? That you can be successful in this industry by being true to yourself, treating people with respect, and working as hard as humanly possible. I guess all those lessons our parents taught us as kids were really all we needed in the long run.