Friday, January 15, 2010

TV Moms Don't Wear Black

As a real Mom, black is a staple of my wardrobe.  It's flattering and easy to match. I just grab it and go.  In TV land, Mom's don't wear black. I auditioned today for a national theme park commercial.  Instead of my brightly colored Mommy uniform, I decided to rebel.  It was cold outside, and I just couldn't get in the mood for khaki capris.  I figured nobody would notice.  I threw on a long black sweater, skinny jeans and black boots.  I was feeling pretty good until I walked into the waiting room.  One girl even kindly offered to give me her lime green tee.  I was told that I needed to give the clients what they wanted. Surely they could figure out if I was right for the part without me having to don the stereotypical tourist attire. I've been doing this for years.  Nope!  When I entered the audition room, I was asked to take off my sweater.  I politely  refused. Trust me. I  wouldn't get the job parading around in the skin tight camisole under my sweater (which by the way was also black).  I liked my flaw concealing, comfy black sweater.  This is what a real Mom looks like.  Deal with it. Needless to say, I don't think I'll be getting a call from my agent. :)

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