But our family did enjoy taking the girls for a movie audition!
That sounds so very unlike us, but I was willing to do it because the movie is a two-minute short with a pro-life message scheduled to be shown in front of something like 1,500 priests at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. this year (read about it here). I got to know the manager of Angelic Films over our summer Shakespeare performance and she asked if we would come to the auditions, so Chris and I figured it would be an unusual, interesting experience, if nothing else.
The role is for a girl aged three to seven years, so we had both girls audition. It was neat to go through the process in a relaxed way, but while getting glimpses of the professional process. We were instructed to bring head shots, then we got there and filled out the casting paperwork, which included noting height, weight, hair and eye color, age, and clothing sizes.
Then the girls went in to meet the director and the camera man . . . and I discovered what exactly would cause my little girl in the classic three-year-old loquacious stage--the little girl who hasn't stopped talking during her waking hours for several months--to go completely silent. At least she was cute!
And that was likely "a wrap" on our family's career in movies!