Monday, November 24, 2008

Mother City





So...Cape Town was fabulous!! No seriously...I couldn’t have asked for better weather! It has been gorgeous with hardly any wind and a total scorcher! I even managed to get a sligh tan...OK a dress tan, but still.

I stayed in a hotel that made me wish I had had a video camera to show you what I meant. The receptionist at the hotel literally gave me creepy shivers. Think Psycho. He was almost identical to that. You know that really creepy look? The stare where one doesn’t blink and a smirk that makes you think he’ll eat you? He was like THAT!
I got my room key and started to walk around the corner, when I noticed I had turned too quickly and the lifts were further along. The hotel receptionist said in a really creepy, monotone way: “Have you seen the movie Wrong Turn? It’s a horror.” He then chuckled and I literally wanted to get out of there!
I have seen the movie and it freaked me out. I am a baby with horrors anyway. I screamed in Scream and Final Destination, which I don’t think can be classed as horrors. Enough said.
All I wanted was to get into my hotel room and sleep until the next call time. I looked out of the window and instead of seeing ocean, I saw an old eerie stone church. It added to the chill factor.
I was exhausted due to the fact that I been up since 3am to catch my 06h30 flight, and then arrived on set to shoot (my audition was an actual shoot for 3 days –how cool??) at 10h00 and only wrapped at 21h00. The exhaustion definitely helped me pass out quickly without having to think too much about the creepiness, but seriously. It is a great hotel for a thriller/horror movie.
The view of the eerie church.

I have never been so nervous in my life and I put a shit load of pressure on myself. Not great. So stupid of me actually, because thats the worse thing you can do...but hindsight is lovely. It was also my first experience and first time to do something of this proportion; so it was a definite challenge. It made me realise more than ever; that this is what I want to be doing. I fell in love with it. I just hope that they see potential in me and give me an opportunity to put all that I learned into practise. I am anxious now because I don’t actually know what’s going to happen. I don’t know if I will get called back, if I will get the opportunity and if my dream will come true? Everyone is telling me not to get my hopes up and to look at it as a lovely experience. Absolutely to the experience, but as far as getting my hopes up Too late. This is a dream that I cannot explain how much I want it to come true. Imagine going for your dream and not getting it. Crushing, right? Argh. Positivity all the way baby!
I wish I hadn’t been so shaky because it wasn’t a true reflection of what I know I am capable of, but I’m hoping and wishing and praying that there is something in the tapes that will make the Executive Producer love me! LOL

Right, so I now pray and keep visualising and keep thinking positive thoughts. I do believe that what is meant to be will be. I hope this is what’s meant for me. :-)

16 comments:

mylifescape said...

Aaaaah, i miss cape town. The hotel looks like the place that "lord of war" was filmed... (it was in camps bay/ fresnaye... did u know that?)!

So when can we get your autograph before you come super famous?

Glad to hear you had a great time!

Holding thumbs ..and toes ;p

Anonymous said...

was the audition just in cape town, or if you get the job will you have to move to Cape Town?

po said...

Blondie I really hope your dream comes true.
Your pics of Cape Town make me homesick as always. But I just got back from a holiday in Egypt so I can't complain too much. I saw some sun at least!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Haha - you're cute Mylifescape! An autograph - ;-)

hmmm...I didn't know that! How cool? CT is becoming the new hollywood...so we now have to come up with something. I mean theres Bollywood, Hollywood and now Sollywood?
Um...??

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Hey Anon...I don't need to move down to Cape Town, although I did fall in live with the city! It's so beautiful!
;-)

Ches said...

That looks like the lawn in front of The Ellerman House?

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Aw Po...Egypt?? You little lucky biatch -LOL
POST PHOTOS!!
Thanks babe - here's crossing all things crossable!! Seriously.

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Why Ches, you are cultured aren't you?? Have you stayed there? If you have, you're a lucky/loaded bastard...said with love ;-)

mylifescape said...

I can see the headlines now...

PRESENTING (wwf commentator voice)
The one...
The only...

BLONDE BLOGSHELL... in the latest Sollywood movie.... "Blonde, Beautiful AND Brainy in Sollywood!"

hehee... good times!!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

You know mylifescape, I like to remain ahem modest at the best of times, but fuck yes!! That sounds FAB! hahahahahahahaha :-)
That gave me a good chuckle! LOL

Mrs.D said...

Wow, it looks so beautiful there. So do you know when they'll let you know how the audition went??

ExMi (expensive mistakes and cheap thrills) said...

sounds incredible.

i hope all your dreams DO come true. and i hope you can make it to the kid's birthday.

xx

Kitty Cat said...

I hope to hear the good news that you got it!

Being Brazen said...

I really hope you get your dream job. :)

Miss T said...

holding thumbs for you lass!! glory those pics make me homesick!

Cluckhoff said...

If you can dream it you can do it.