An On-Line Journal
by Paul Buceta
2004 03 11 - And to think, I doubted myself...

Alright, so in my last journal entry I mentioned that I had resigned myself to the fact that I did not land my first audition for a commercial.

Scratch that.

Last night I got a call from my agent telling me that I got another call back for that same commercial. I thought to myself that this was really good news and went to bed with the notion that I still have a chance to get this.

This morning I arrive at the audition again enter the boardroom and hammed it up with the ladies and kids that I recognized from my other two visits.

The whole time I'm chatting with people I keep looking over my shoulder to see which other guys got the call back for the commercial. One of the girls noticed that I kept looking at the entrance and asked me if I was expecting someone, to which I replied, "Yeah, my competition".

Everyone in the room grew quiet.

The same girl asked me what I meant by that - At this point I explained that I was curious to see which guys I was up against for the role. Another woman jumped in very motherly like, "But dear, this isn't an audition - It's a read through"

"Read through? What's that?"

She continued, "Sweetie, you got the part, they just want to see you read over your lines"

I sat there stunned. For once I was at a loss for words.
Everyone in the room started laughing.

At this point everyone was super eager to fill me in on all the good news. It turns out that this is a mother of a commercial as, in total, it's an eight part series!
The best part of this? I'm in three of them!!!
So not only did I land a commercial, I landed three of them and from what I'm told, in this industry that's considered a home run.

I guess that will be the last time I doubt myself.
For the record: I have landed the first commercial I have ever auditioned for.

Artwork compliments of Wendy

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