Tactful Emails...

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    Hi all,

    I had an email come through the other dad and wondered if anyone else had had something similar.

    It was from some students who I dont think had thought much about the email, and how to sell the job to me, and make me want to do it...

    In the Email they say I fit the character perfectly... he is of low intelligence level, has no common sense and is of rather biggish build.....

    Not sure they thought it through that much, but I think I could have taken that either way! Luckily I thought it was very funny....

    Anyone else had any "Tactless" emails?

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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    Welcome to the forum Sam. Sam and I have worked together many times now and he's a great chap to have on your side.

    My favourite story was a long time ago, when someone telephoned and asked if I would like to appear in their sports wear video. Sports wear.. me? it sounded odd from the start and I explained that I didn't think I was really a sportswear kind of model. Never mind they said we are really looking for a guy next door....OK... the phone call went on and got worse...asking how large I was built down below, we don't want mr huge or mr tiny as it's lycra he said....ok it still seemed possible,so we got to the audition bit, when could he come and see me? The alarms bells rang and I suggested that it would be better if I went to them, as soon as I hung up I checked the number and the address, neither of which existed.

    • 29th Feb 2012
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    I was asked to play a grandmother.

    I couldn't understand why. Particularly as I've previously been cast as a newly expectant mum with a 27yr old husband.

    • 29th Feb 2012
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  • Monty Burgess

    Actor

    Not an email...but...

    Advert for chewing gum. Role was 'unattractive European male'. Agent told me the casting director asked for me personally.

    (I didn't get it...how's that for double edged?)

    • 29th Feb 2012
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    Yes Mr Burgess, but you probably were never asked to play the role of 'witch' licking urine off the something or other. I told them this role wasn't appropriate for me.

    Both Student films. Reputable companies have offered me very nice roles.

    • 29th Feb 2012
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    'something or other' wasn't THAT!

    • 29th Feb 2012
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    Oh Gawd... I am laughing my socks off at some of these - no wonder we are all prone to some insecurity sometimes! My main odd ones have involved some form of outright nudity which I am not keen on these days as I tend to feel the cold easily as I get older.

    • 29th Feb 2012
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  • Sue Parker-Nutley

    Actor

    I have had to do both eyebrow and toe acting for two separate commercials!

    • 29th Feb 2012
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    ....But onorder to retain my dignity I must point out that my last audition was for the role of a Defence Lawyer and in my lastest acting job, the director was very impressed telling me I was the best yet.

    I'm also saying no to student films (But that could be another topic).

    • 29th Feb 2012
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    I especially like the unattractive request!

    Eyebrow acting sounds fun....and why on earth would you turn down the chance to lick sick and what not.....

    Why do people ask these things?

    • 1st Mar 2012
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    My best experiences have been with reputable companies with money. You are treated well. You come out on a high. Maybe different for others - but that's my experience.

    • 1st Mar 2012
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  • Charlotte Worthing

    Actor

    I was once asked to turn away from the camera on a music vid shoot as they said I was 'slightly prettier than they first realised'-Brilliant!

    • 13th Mar 2012
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  • Jack Kenna

    Actor

    Ohh dear. Well I was contacted (and accepted) by some students a while back, it was something like meat head thug chav type, haha ohh well.

    • 13th Mar 2012
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  • Angharhad Owen

    Actor

    oh this has cheered me up this morning...i've had loads like this been approached for 'butch dyke type' 'greedy fat woman' and 'drunken slob woman' luckily I have skin like a rhino and actually rather like those kinds of roles!!

    • 17th Jul 2012
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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Yup...student film!!

    Contacted me to play a role. The role was someone who drowns little puppies and kittens whilst staring at his wife. Director felt I looked like the type of guy who could easily do that.....also they were not after anyone who was too good looking!!

    I declined on the Puppies front and smiled at the 2nd requirement....as well as the naive directness.

    What annoys/offends me in emails more than anything is when folk do not acknowledge them. Especially if you have taken the trouble to reply and or send them in the first place. Just a little tiny…."thanks"…would do it!

    • 17th Jul 2012
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  • Keith Hill

    Actor

    'We wondered....We're looking for a man fallen on hard tmes_ drink rpoblem for years, trying to get shacked up with an ex girl-friend not realising how undesirable he is....that's why it's funny. £60 a day. You were recommended to us...' Suddenly, the lights seemed to have come on, as they then became very coy as to precisely from whom the recommendation had come. And wouldn't put the money up.

    • 17th Jul 2012
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  • Angharhad Owen

    Actor

    Keith & Mark = brilliant!

    a friend of mine was told a few years ago that he looked 'absolutley perfect' and would be 'easily believable' for the lead male role in.....

    Bryony Laverys 'Frozen'

    • 17th Jul 2012
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    I apparently come across as a massive geek/nerd type. Guess it's the glasses? Mainly to commercial casting directors. Any time there's a brief for an ad where the character description states really awkward, nerdy girl, I am practically guaranteed a slot at the casting. Which in one way is nice but on the other hand...

    I've played normal girls or even some 'pretty girl' roles in theatre and student/indie films, but for commercials/TV I am always the weird geek girl. I had a well-known commercial CD get angry at me once (many years ago, when I was unrepresented) because I submitted for a role described as "pretty, natural girl next door type" because how dare I waste his time when I obviously wasn't attractive enough. Even though at the time I was modelling for magazines and had even been shot by David Bailey!

    • 17th Jul 2012
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    Not that I'm still bitter or anything. ;)

    • 17th Jul 2012
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  • Catherine Stobbs

    Actor

    Well that's just rude!

    I got put in the 'plus size' category of an agency the other day. I only found it through google, I ate cake to celebrate!

    • 17th Jul 2012
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