Last night I headed out the door at 7:30 for a last minute pick-up shot. The feature-length that earned me my first-ever IMDb credit is nearly done, and I was happy to be back onset for a project I've loved since I read the script many months ago. (Cue ridiculously-happy, behind-the-scenes gif).
In a weird twist, being back in front of the camera wasn't the best part of the night.
A friend from college messaged me to ask if I was maybe in an SSM commercial. Alarm bells, trumpets, and a few happy squeals ran through my head. Finally, finally the ad that we filmed in February(?) has been released!
I'm officially in a television commercial!
I didn't think I would ever care if people recognized me or the work I did. I make movies, collect a check, and go on about my way thrilled to be a working actress.
But if I'm being honest, it was one of the coolest moments of my professional career.
Recognition is not my goal, but man...it was cool.