Well today was the day! Adam and his buddies went to the auditions here in Richmond to play the part of Tad Lincoln in an upcoming movie.
Now we went into this knowing….uhmmm yeah…chance are slim.
But hey the experience would be fun and totally worth it.
We were joined by our friends Kelly and her son Kevin and met up with more friends once there. Let’s face it…Adam’s friends are all 9-11 year old boys so of course this had potential to be “fun”! Kelly and I really secretly just wanted a Mom/Son day out on the town
So we walk in and good Lord…only 700 boys trying out for the thing. Simple process…sign in…take a number…wait…hang outwith your buds playing video games, cutting up and having fun…
wait some more to be called for a “mugshot” …then wait in line for the cattle call…
Then line up along the wall…
and then these two gals would walk up and down the line and pull out the boys they wanted to go into the audition room.
They picked 2-3 out of each batch….they all looked alike. The boys they picked all had sanding blond/brown/very straight hair, very skinny and out of Adam’s batch they pulled three. So they definitely had “a look” they needed.
Very handsome little fellas
So I am standing across from the boys…have I mentioned I love having a boy? They say exactly what they think. So the gal asks one of the boys standing close to Adam and Kevin ”So what do you think about the movie? ” The little boy answers “It’s going to be a very boring movie…are we going to get to meet Steven Spielberg?!” OMG!! It was over the top hilarious! The gal handled it well and said “Yes it may just be.”
Our boys were just fine with not being pulled though!
It meant it was time to move onto the pizza place and devour some food! And yes the boys all agree that who knows..they may be called back as an extra this Fall and it would be way cooler to play the part of soldier and get to have “an arm or leg blown off!! With lots of blood everywhere!”…yep they are boys alright.
Easy come…easy go!
Oh and we moms had fun watching all the stage moms! So much fun people watching! Kids in bow-ties, full union outfits, huge portfolios, entire huge families down to grandma coming…even saw a mom chewing out the poor gal working there because “my son came to audition! This isn’t fair!”. Now my friend Shanon had a very good point. She had said you would have thought the gal doing the picking could have just stoop at the door and said “yes, no, yes, no” instead of making everyone wait for a few hours to get through the process since they had an exact look they were going for. We are thinking maybe they needed to do it this way so they have a good list of potential extras? Who knows…I am sure they have their reasons
Fun day had though!