Saturday, August 16, 2008

Six Q's and a Fire-drill

My dear buddy Maya Rodale, talented authoress, has been asking a bunch of authors the same six questions, and it's fascinating to see the variety of results.

Learn a bit about me you may not have known...

So there's this other thing I do sometimes. What I got my degree in. Theatre.

Now let's be clear; what I did yesterday at Silvercup Studios in Queens was not acting, it was just showing up and bringing a cute outfit to the set of Gossip Girls. OMFG! The food was really good.

It was indeed a lot of fun. There was a Screen Actors Guild waiver waiting for me, (one step closer to SAG, baby), a wide pan shot through our bunch-o'-actors-way-older-than-high-school-playing-seniors crowd, a bit of a screen shot with Blair - we'll see if it survives the editing process, don't get too excited but you might actually see me on screen, and a 9 hour day paycheck. (I got a scene in a new novella written in the down-time, see how studious?)

The funniest thing about the day? The random fire-drill at the studio. Yep. Just like High-School, only with more costumes. Lots of people lookin' pretty n' preppy filing down 4 floors and outside to gather across the street as a storm brews over Astoria. Dramatic, eh?

I can't wait 'til the next set.


Anonymous said...

Love it. BTW, the day after you met my mom she asked, "Is a theatrical pursuit?" She just knew somehow. It's all in the regal bearing, I guess. :) Liz

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

LOL, next time I go out for an audition I'm totally going to say "Hello, I'm... in a theatrical pursuit". That's awesome. :)

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Wow, cool, Leanna. You totally don't look much older than the actors playing the teens on that show.

Stacey said...

Oh, I LOVE Gossip Girl. Well, the few eps I've been able to catch. HOW FUN!!!! : )