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Carmen Milagro

What a fun experience today! So I got called yesterday for my very first TV audition for NBC's new show called "Trauma". It airs on Monday nights and it's shot here in SF (Who knew? Ummm, I guess alot of FBookers did!) THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. It really made me smile all during the entire process. ....I REALLY APPRECIATE IT!

I guess I'll have to watch next week's episode (at the very least) JUST so I can say I know about it and get an idea of what I auditioned for today. ....


So, yesterday my agent tells me they are looking for a "young-ish" and "hip" Latina mom. Having never watched the show, you would think that because this is NOT what I do (act) I would have been nervous but I wasn’t at all. What I did find out a couple of hours before the audition was that they were looking for a Latina to play “Marisa’s” mom. Marisa is 24 years old…maybe it’s a good thing I had no preconceived notions:o) “What the heck!”, I said,  “I'll try it and trust my instincts.” ....


I went into the audition as me, simply me but with a little eye shadow on and I embraced my greys and wrinkles even more!....


By the way, we didn’t REALLY use the script I had been told to memorize…she was looking for more of a “connection” between our characters, so once again there I was flying by the seat of my pants! After the read the CD (casting director) seemed very pleased with my attempt and she said here are the “pros”:....

1)     Apparently my would-be daughter looks like me....

2)     I looked very young for my age....

3)     Great that I speak fluent Spanish but with no accent....

4)     LOVED my boots....


Where there are pros there are always “cons”:....

1)     “They” might think I am too young-looking and might confuse me as Marisa’s sister....

2)     I looked too “glamourous” – huh?....

The entertainment industry is funny. Just goes to show you NEVER know in this business…

Eh! Whatever happens happens! I had fun! And one thing I know and continue to confirm to myself, I am not afraid to take risks. I am not afraid to just try...after all what have I got to lose? Nothing and I have new material for a blog:o)

I suppose there are worse things to be rejected on than being “too young-looking for my age” or “too glamourous” but right now I don’t really have time to think on it, I have rehearsal at 9pm, a TV interview taping tomorrow morning at KPIX/CBS for Bay Sunday and a gig at Carlos’s restaurant Maria Maria in Mill Valley on Saturday.....

Gotta run! Ciao! ....

Hasta la proxima!
Carmen Milagro
Lead Vocalist for the Carmen Milagro Band

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