Since the day she was born, many people have told me that Alyssa's face should be in a magazine. It's always made me smile to hear people say how cute she is. Every mother loves to hear things like that.
One of my relocation buyers who just closed on a house a couple of months ago has his daughters in modeling and acting. He saw Alyssa and thought she was cute. I told him how I previously tried to see about doing something about it, but nothing worked. For the past couple of weeks, he has been giving me tips as to where to start and what to do... however, most everything has been a dead-end because companies don't like to represent kids under the age of 5...
On Monday, he sent me an email asking if I would be interested. The email was from the company he's with asking if they know any female, crying toddlers ages 2-4 for a short film. He forwarded a couple of pictures of Alyssa to the company, and they called Monday night for an audition Tuesday afternoon. WOW! Alyssa's first audition!! From the picture below, she doesn't look read to cry as we waited for our name to be called.
So, she was supposed to CRY! We talked about it and she said she could do it... The audition place was a little creepy. A place called Space 12 in East Austin. We got to the audition and when it came time to cry, I took away her bubbles and her magic wand as I knew she would be upset. She looked right at the casting director and said, "When my mommy takes my things away, I'm supposed to cry." Did she cry??
She cried as soon as we got to the parking lot! We had to go back in because we forgot her drink. I mentioned how she cried as soon as we walked out. The director said she could come back in front of the camera for another shot, so we did. This time, she looked sad, and whimpered twice, and then big smile. I guess she's too happy to cry on demand...
Wednesday evening, my phone was ringing and we were in the backyard playing. I ran inside, but missed the call. I saw her name on the caller ID, and immediately called it...
ALYSSA GOT THE JOB!!
She went in for her first audition ever and came out with her first part ever!
The filming will be next Wednesday. Keep your fingers crossed that she cries in front of the camera. Depending on the time of day, I have several plans as to make her cry. Taking her snack away, combing her hair, and different things she does on a daily basis to work up those crocodile tears... We're very excited!!
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