I'm a doctor, but I'd rather play one on TV. Well, at least I would have back in the day when I was skinny and could pull it off. I'm not sure if it appealed to me just because it was so different than residency training, which is when I came up with this alternate plan. Nah, I just think it would be a cool job.
I like to look nice, you know, polished. Unfortunately, I'm not much of a girly-girl when it comes to getting to that state. If someone else, say on the staff at the soap opera, could do hair and makeup for me, I'd be set. Oh, and if they picked out some nice, trendy clothes for me too...heaven. Scrubs were comfortable, but not so fashionable.
So part of your job as a soap opera actress is to look good. Looks aren't everything, but if it's important to your job to stay in shape, I for one, would be more likely to do it. Dragging myself out for some exercise after working 36 hours straight was a teeny-tiny bit difficult and vomit-inducing.
I would love to play one of those soap opera women - all the drama and excitement! It's kind of the opposite of who I am in real life - steady and calm (important for my job as a doc) so maybe that's why it's so much fun for me.
I don't completely suck as an actress either (IMO, of course).
As far as I know, soap opera actresses don't get emergency calls in the middle of the night. There is no pager going off at 3am to alert them to a script change. Sleep is important for looking good on camera and also for getting a good workout, which we know must be done. I'm obsessed with sleep.
I remember someone telling me that it would actually be quite difficult to memorize big scripts for a daily show. I'm sure it would but...
No problem, I got this...I memorized GIANT medical textbooks. I can memorize a script.
So if anyone has any connections and hears that the next great role in a soap opera is for a 40ish, not too skinny lady...let me know.
select one here...