You`ve all heard of that phrase,right? Well it exists for a reason. More often than not,you meet amazing people.I have worked with incredible and genuine ones. But once in awhile a creep,,,,creeps in.
A few years back, I was up for this part in a movie,big budget,big name star,major motion picture.. I had the 1st audtion,then I got called in for a callback( thats when you come back for a second audition,maybe meet with producers+directors)
which I did,..That went well, waited a couple days.Then I got a 3rd call,I was told the star of the movie wanted to have a meeting with me.It was going to be at his office over at Warner Bros... I wont say
his name,but he wore a ponytail and was an action star.(.hmmmmm?.who could that be?) ,, I show up for the meeting. He greets me in the waiting room and walks me to this huge office.To the right is a seating area,sofa table,chairs. To the left, a big area
rug and straight ahead in the back is a desk with chairs.. I opt to go straight...He begins the conversation with telling me how much money he grosses a year and how successful he and his movies are. He says he is a master of Aikido
so I therefore should Trust Him,,,( key word,)..He then tells me he wants to rehearse this part with me,, PRIVATLY...(key word),, he pushes a small piece of paper across the table with his personal tel.number on it.. . he tells me how lucky I am to have this chance to Learn from him,how much he can Teach me..
He continues with. But the thing is, you cant tell anyone about these rehearsals,... No agents,No managers,Noone can know..And if I say something he would make sure I never work in Hollywood again..( Oh that sounds positive)..At that point,
I feel im in abit of shock mode,, I stand up, push the paper back across the table and say(.ok then, thanks for your time),and I head straight for the door. He follows me,then comes right UP behind me,places his hands on my shoulders,and says my back was out of place,he can see that because he is a master at somethingelse,I dont know what it was(BULLSHIT ,maybe) and he could fix it if I let him...(ya,right, no thanks),, I couldnt get out of there fast enough.. I of course called my manager as soon as I got to the parking lot, explained everything that happened. He found it quite funny..
I was`nt laughing. I was creeped out!...Well,surprisingly, I didnt get the part. Not to say I would of, if it had played out differently. But that`s o.k. because I still have my DIGNITY, which money cant buy...Sending lots of love your way,Elisabeth