Posted in Acting, Auditions And Castings

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to say hello. 

Things are not really going well here.

Most all of the castings sent to me by the nine9.com  agency just aren’t right for me though.  I’m 60.  Big deal, right?  That’s what I say!  But, for some reason, the Powers That Be in movie and TV production, want to attempt to put me in a category.  Just one category?  Are they kidding?

Well, that makes it hard for me.  So, you could say that my age is a hindrance in that way.  Don’t fear though, my friends, I’m not ever giving up!

Where I fit…..

There are many possibilities for me at this age, and at my fitness level, and with my appearance and all of that.  Here’s a list of some of them, and of course I’m going to put my favorites at the top!

Spy or Detective – I had to put those two together even though they are not the same type of character.  I’d be a great spy character.  I look nice, not harmful at all, so I’d be a good fit for that sweet-looking woman who in reality is a highly trained agent.  I’d be a good detective too.  OK, I do look great in a suit, a business suit in case you’re wondering, but beyond that, I have a good if not great ability to dig for facts in real-life and I can do as much or as little improvisation as requested.  Also, I have good comedic timing and a natural sense of fun and humor.  I’d be ideal for a spy-spoof or detective-spoof kind of thing.

Designer, Antiques Dealer, Successful Businesswoman – Any of these are right up my street as well.  I have a strong artistic side and a good head for business as well so I can assume either role very comfortably.  As for the antiques dealer that would be a plum role of all plum roles for me.  I am a history buff, love ancient history, and know my way around an auction – live or online.

Doctor, Lawyer, Politician – Any or all of them fit.  I have absolutely NO fear when it comes to speaking in front of a crowd, so please put me behind a podium and turn on that mic! I’d be a happy actress!

Woman With A Cause – Absolutely.  I have an autistic son and I plan to get a non-profit off the ground in the next year —  so I know causes let me tell you!

What’s next?  

My photoshoot that is long, long, long over due.  As many of you may have already read, I have been doing some subtle but quite nice cosmetic procedures to my face since June so I didn’t want to get in front of the camera until I was ready.  That should be soon.  The end of 2017 or the very beginning of 2018.  It will be worth waiting for, is all I can say.  I plan to rock it!

And, once I get in front of the camera again, I never plan to go back.  I’ll be making videos and talking to you vis-à-vis – which has been my aim all along!

Take care everyone – and I’ll be back soon!

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Posted in About Aging, Acting, Auditions And Castings, Looking Good

What I Would Do To A Man Like Harvey Weinstein

Of course it all depends.  

On the extent of the abuse.  If it’s verbal, as far as I’m concerned it’s just as bad, but, I don’t think it’s a chargeable crime.

And then there are the innuendos and little “things” that all of us women have shrugged off and kept going.

However, in the case of a monster who took advantage of my trust, and frankly, my admiration of his talent, I’d be damned if I’d put up with that idiot putting his hands on me and keeping them there.

Yes I want to succeed as an actress. 

I surely do.  And still, I have to tell everyone who reads that I don’t want to be one that badly.  My desire for success will never be such that I’d turn the other cheek and hold back from screaming bloody murder if some ass had the audacity to try to physically molest me.  And, ladies and gentlemen, I am in good possession of what my family calls a “horror film scream”.  Trust me, they’d hear me in the next county.

With that said.  

I won’t be walking into auditions or filmings with fear.  Not at all.  I don’t expect men to be jerks.  In fact, even though my experience to date is limited to a couple of productions, I was an extra in an HBO filming that had more than 400 cast and crew in attendance for more than 16 hours, and everyone, every single person there, was polite and fun to be around.  Fun.  No bullshit lines crossed.  No taking liberties.  Nothing.

The Harvey Weinstein story no doubt has every woman who is in or pursuing a career in acting and modeling a bit rattled.  Of course.

But if any of us take a step back from an audition or quit entirely because we’re frightened off – then the bad guy wins.  And I don’t want to see that happen.

Happily moving forward.  

During the past few months, I’ve been doing some (very nice) cosmetic procedures to my face.  A needle here and there, and now I’m in the process of doing a VI Peel, as I write this in fact, and so it’ll be another week or 10 days before I’m ready to step in front of a camera again.  I’m happy about my results.  I look good if I do say so myself.  It’s still me – just fresher.  Which is just what I wanted.

Have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend!

Nancy 

IMAGE 

That’s me.  Age 58.  NOT modestly dressed at all.  It’s every woman’s  right.