As predicted, it didn't happen
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

In one of my past blogs, I wrote about appearing as an extra on a TV show (read here: If you read below the blog in one of the comments, I also wrote that there was the possibility that I may be cut out. And, I was right.

The episode aired tonight, and not only was I completely cut out, but the close ups on the main characters are so tight that none of the extras appeared in the scene. It looks like there are just the four people in the room. I know there were about three other extras besides myself, as well as two dozen crewmen.

Oh, well. I'm not crying. I still got paid. Hehe!


Thursday, February 7, 2008 12:59 PM


Well, the reason I was expecting to be cut was that I was just a background extra. I'm not the star of the show.

Plus, with some of my past experiences in show-biz, I've learn to expect my work to be turned down or cut. It's not a personal thing, usually because the director and editor (who have the final say-so in how a film/TV show's final edit) have a good reason--either artistic, contractual, monetarily, or temporally.

So, (I understand if you hate me or saying this) when Joss killed off Wash, I wasn't angry at him. I was sad, sure! But, I knew it was Joss's style and it wasn't long before I accepted it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 6:26 PM


No you don't sound pretentious. I'm sure the experience was interesting, fun and instructive though.

The closest I've ever come to being on TV was a attending a birthday party at a local children's TV show. I guess I was 3 or 4 at the time and since it was live and in the 1960's no record of it exists.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 2:00 PM


Ugh....nothin' like getting upstaged. *huggles* Would probably have sucked considerably worse if you'd been the only extra to get cut out though.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 10:15 AM


yeah had that experience too...only it wasn't me it was my make-up work ( put myself through college as a make-up artist) All the scenes I had done extra's Halloween make-up and spent such time and care on ended up being shot in the dead of night and you really couldn't see any of it...

HUGS and enjoy the paycheck

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 7:15 AM


Maybe even next week! From this episode on, I work as an extra for every episode for the rest of the season before the strike. Though, many of my friends also constantly work for the same show, it's very rare to see any of them on TV when the episode finally airs.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 12:26 AM


No, you were just giving it your all. I didn't pay off this time but maybe on another day...

Sorry you didn't get to be onscreen, maybe next time?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 5:28 PM


Wow! I sounded kinda pretentious in the "Semi-Famous" blog, especially about acting. Do I always sound like that?


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