My story of the mop, zits & the gig will resonate with many of you, I just know it.
I was recently discussing my several years in commercial acting and decided it would be fun to share moments from that period in my life after mentioning this particular little story to a friend of mine. This originally posted on my first blog on March 17, 2009.
I know what you’re thinking, gross. How in the world do those three things tie in together. Let me explain. I shot my testimonial for the Spin & Go mop this afternoon. This morning, to my horror, I awoke with a fairly large red bump on my chin. Being no stranger to acne breakouts, I knew immediately that I was in for a battle. Can’t touch it. Don’t mess with it. By God, don’t try to squeeze it. How is that luck? I get a fairly large gig, good pay, and I bring along my friend Mr. Pimple. WTF?!
Anyway, as they lighted my shot, all I could imagine was the zit growing larger by the moment, literally taking over the entire camera lens and looking grosser by the minute. Truly, it wasn’t that bad, but try doing your lines (faster than you had planned) with Pimple-Land on your mind. What a drag. Anyway, got through it and I believe the client was happy. I can’t imagine him saying, “hey, you didn’t have a zit in the audition” or “can we shadow that zit on her chin…” but that was what I was imagining. And, yes, I covered it up with make-up. Still, I knew it was there. I’m sure it will be gone by tomorrow morning, so I can look really good for my spin class…and, no, I am not adding a pic to this post!
Here’s to adult acne…making you look like a teen when you are middle-aged. (I still don’t feel any better.)