Something happened to me two days ago. And, it's all good!!! I got a call from a director who wanted me to come in and audition for the role of "Alejandro" which is the Leading Role in a short film.
I went to the audition and it was all improv. The first scene, I already knew that I wasn't making the greatest impression. But, the second scene, my riveting performance impressed both the director and the assistant director; they were all smiles and they believed the performance. But, they would give me a call back that same night to audition more people and make a decision whether or not I got the part.
At 10:15pm Tuesday night, I got the call and... I got the part!!! I am so excited! Although, I played it cool and calm while talking to him over the phone (being the professional that I am).
Anyway, this is the first time I will be acting in a Lead Role. Not only that, this audition was the first time that I was very comfortable in allowing myself to surrender and really cry. I wasn't fake crying; I literally went up in tears. I was ballin'. It was heart-wrenching. And, I also learned how to get out of that stage of emotion fairly quickly. This has always been an obstacle for me in the past. But, I did it because it came out naturally because I already understood the character's dilemma of his stagnant life.
There are other things this character goes through in the film; things that I wouldn't do in my normal life but because I'm an actor, I already informed the director that I am open to them.
We will start shooting this film later this month. So, I'll keep you all up to date as things progress. I am happy and proud of myself for giving a good audition and very humble by the experience and the opportunity that has been presented to me.