So this doesn’t happen often. I got busted in the eye by the woman who was auditioning as my wife in a callback for a restaurant commercial.
Initially, she thought it was funny. I wasn’t too amused. Not because I’m an uptight kinda guy, because I’m not… but because her actions were so careless and immature.
The scenario was that we were a family playing football on Thanksgiving Day. So, the director instructs mom to run with the ball and me to tackle her. We are going in a slow-motion kind of speed. When I go to wrap my arms around eye-buster, she quickly and violently throws her head back into my eye.
At first, I just wanted to tell her “are you crazy… why would you throw your head back like that?!”. But… as the saying goes, “the show must go on”… so I kept with the audition.
I’m not going to lie… I was angry… I could feel my eye throbbing and I knew it was going to bruise. The worst of it? I had a photo session the next day. Not happy at all…
The above is a picture I took as soon as I got home… this was my attempt of trying to ice down my eye for a few hours hoping it would not bruise. I improvised a head-wrap with a towel and my wife’s belt… worked like a charm!
But I still bruised. And I didn’t get the commercial. ARRRRRRRR!!!!…