The audition grind continues (see Part 1)…
The callback audition was a lot easier because I was given a script to learn and it wasn’t a monologue.
Again, I had to wear 70s fashion, so I went and bought myself another dress. I decided not to wear that first dress again because I think I look atrocious in it.
Here’s my new dress:
It costs about $50 or so. Can’t remember exactly. I think it looks a lot better than the first one, although I’m not sure if it’s any more “correct” than the first.
I felt very self-conscious wearing it to the audition and then going home in it. It feels more like a costume than something a normal woman would wear out.
Then again, I’m always wearing “costumes” so what am I talking about?
The film I auditioned for is called More Than Words or Qian Yan Wan Yu in Mandarin. (The title is a tribute to Teresa Teng, the famous singing diva in that era.)
The second audition was fun. I got to act opposite Louis Wu (a SuperHost finalist and sometime actor in MediaCorp Channel 8 dramas, currently an AI Films artiste). He’s very friendly and humourous in person.
Director Kelvin Sng chatted with me for a bit, then I did my scene with Louis.
When we were done, we both received some directions to modify the flavour of the scene and then we played it once more.
And that was it. I wish there could have been more because I was having fun, but then there were many people waiting for their turn.
We chatted a bit more, with Kelvin giving me some encouraging words but being very non-commital, and then it was the end.
It’s been almost a month now and there’s still no news from the production team, so I’m thinking it’s probably gone to dust.
I didn’t have very high hopes in the first place because the competition is really fierce, but it’s a job I would really like to have gotten because the role sounds like so much fun, and the crew seems very professional and passionate about the film and I have a deep hunger to work with professional, passionate people because we don’t get enough of them in Singapore.
Anyway, I’m glad that I’m now making a living doing something I really enjoy (blogging and playing games), so I can relax a little on the audition grind. I’m still going to the occasional audition, but very selected ones, so the frustration is still manageable.
If I may say it again, auditions are evil.