This entry isn’t exactly about inspiration as much as it is fodder for my ego and the story of an experience that was a whole lot of fun!
When my very good friend, who works for the Sundance Channel, asked me to star in a branded vignette to run with Full Frontal Fashion, I thought what fun! Sure! She also wanted my then 6-year-old, Nathan, to star with me, and I knew he would be thrilled to be on TV. Past that, I didn’t think that much of it.
Then the day came and a complete crew arrived; a director, a lighting guy, make up artist, camera guy and a gaffer (I haven’t a clue what a gaffer is, or even if there really was one, but throwing one in here will help illustrate what a full-on crew I am talking about!) I don’t know why I assumed it would be me, Nathan, and a guy with a flip camera but I did, so imagine my surprise when no less than 10 people arrived on my doorstep. And I admit I have never been happier to see a makeup artist in all my life.
Nathan and I had the best day. We laughed and filmed this little commercial like we were professional actors. Best of all, on the eve of my 35th birthday, which I was a little upset about, I got to have recorded proof of the best I’ve ever looked in my whole life!
And now, a year later, people still call me all the time to say they saw Nathan and me on TV. It runs at odd hours including 3am on a drag queen reality show, which is particularly strange considering it’s a spot with a mom, a kid and a jar of Nutella, but it lives on, and I will always treasure this experience.