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Just Booked a Role on the TV Show Elementary

Well, 2015 is starting off well for me. I work as a background actor in film and TV. I just had a spot on Law and Order SVU, and now I'm booked for next Tuesday on Elementary. My role will be as a prisoner.

This is kind of funny, really, because I have been a core background inmate on Orange is the New Black for Season 1-3, so it looks like I've been typecast as a prisoner! Actually the lady doing the casting for Elementary did the casting for Orange during season 2, so she knows me and obviously is aware I can do an inmate role with no problems.

I've only worked Elementary once before, and that was during the pilot, but I never was on camera. In fact, that was my first background acting job ever! So now I'll be back on the show, and hopefully this time I will get some camera time. I understand that I will be one of only eight prisoners, so some camera time will be likely in this case. But as always, you never know until the final edit. They sometimes edit out entire scenes.

Anyway, I'm happy to have the work because it's usually quite slow this time of year.

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j2401 wrote on January 9, 2015, 2:33 PM

Thats an interesting job, do you get to meet all the big actors?

FourWalls wrote on January 9, 2015, 2:34 PM

That's great! You know one of James Dean's earliest roles was as one of the soldiers surrounding the spaceship on "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Background roles can be the start of great things!

JeanC wrote on January 9, 2015, 2:38 PM

Even if you get typecast, hopefully that means lots of steady work and other roles.

amyk49 wrote on January 9, 2015, 2:45 PM

This is very true. You never know!

amyk49 wrote on January 9, 2015, 2:46 PM

Well, I often SEE many of the principal actors, but it's a professional, working situation so there's no chit-chat or photo ops, that kind of thing.

amyk49 wrote on January 9, 2015, 2:47 PM

Oh yes, absolutely. I'm not complaining - it's all good to me :)

beachchair wrote on January 9, 2015, 3:22 PM

Another role. Good for you. Keep this up and .....may I have the envelop please! Then they will make a movie about your awesome life! Oh to be famous! Enjoy the work!

Kat- wrote on January 9, 2015, 3:22 PM

Now that is a show I watch regularly! I will definitely see you, just let us know what date!

kat123456 wrote on January 9, 2015, 3:25 PM

Oh I'd love to do this, I bet it is so varied and every day is different for you!

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 9, 2015, 8:11 PM

Congratulations on landing the role on Elementary.

saxguy wrote on January 10, 2015, 8:06 AM

cool. My wife and I watch the show fairly often, so let me know if you get any air time.

Glenn wrote on January 15, 2015, 7:33 PM

amyk49 - Congratulations Amy. Is that going to air on Tuesday? Or did you mean you are filming on Tuesday? I'd like to know so I can plan to watch it.