One of the most frustrating things as an Asian male is looking at the castings that are out there. If I’m lucky, I see one once a week. I see a lot of ‘all ethnicities’ castings, but who knows what they’re actually looking for. As an actor, you’re all the way at the end of … Continue reading Blinking Cursor.
“Who’s your agent?” This is arguably the single most passive-aggressive question an actor can throw at another actor. Unless you are close friends and you’re talking privately, this shit is straight up challenging someone to a pissing contest, right then and there. Possible answers to this question: “No.” “Not officially.” “I just dropped my agent … Continue reading Agency.
I had been toiling in the background (literally) for a little over a month now. PAs had begun recognizing me and trying to get me more work. They knew that I could do the job and behave like a normal human being during the shot. They trusted that I wouldn’t ham it up for the … Continue reading The First Audition.
After ‘The Sinner’, I basically tried to take any job so that I could learn more how to not be a complete waste of space on set. Every minute that I was being used on camera, I’d be tucked away in every department that would have me. Whether it was wardrobe, set dressing, lighting, photography, … Continue reading Background Behaving Badly.
The thing that I heard but never really believed was that in Los Angeles, everyone is involved in the entertainment industry. I immediately was proved wrong after about half-way through my Lyft ride. The driver said that he was a producer/director and he could see why I came to LA with my look. Thanks, I … Continue reading Something Like Reality- Part II: Studios
I’ve talked before about working in Film and TV. It’s a weird environment, and something that takes some getting useful. So I was shooting the other day, and the scene calls for ‘the most beautiful woman in the bar’, and since it was a CBS procedural, she inevitably ends up dead a few scenes later. … Continue reading Kind of Beautiful. (And Other Notes from Wardrobe)
So many of the women that I write about fade from memory. To be honest, I would have forgotten so many of the details if it weren’t for me writing them down, they’d just be a stored contact on my phone. There is something undeniable about something new that takes over your mind, especially when … Continue reading 30 For 30: “You Wore Blue.”