I have now officially done every Hollywood cliché; Thursday I tried out for a reality show. Before you go thinking that I’ve gone insane or worse, I’m the next Snooki, this was 100 percent work related.
One of our amazing associates at Partners Trust, Shann Silver, received a phone call the other day from a casting director. They are currently casting “teams” for a real estate reality pilot to air on E! and they asked Shann to audition and bring some of her friends with her. She brought me as her assistant and her good friend Stacy, who has done PR for us in the past. I’ve never auditioned for a reality show before, but I decided it would probably be fun and if we got on the show, great publicity for our office.
We took off for Burbank around 2:30 and our audition was at 3:30. We got there about 15 minutes early, but with Los Angeles traffic you never know. When we arrived there was another “team” auditioning for the same show and there was also a casting going on for some sort of adventure show. Shann was taken in to be interviewed first since she was the real estate agent auditioning and Stacy and I were just her “entourage.”
The process was definitely interesting, and surprisingly very easy. We walked in and we had to stand on either side of Shann against a wall and we were being filmed the entire time. The questions they asked were very basic and mostly personal. They asked how long we had known Shann, what our relationship with her was like, how she was to work for and what kinds of things we did outside of work. The most interesting thing they had us do was at the end we had to get our purses and show what was in them. I guess what a woman has in her purse tells a lot about her. I don’t think I want to know what mine says about me.
I’m not sure what is going to happen with the show. Even if they decide they like us, the pilot still has to be picked up by E! or another network, so I don’t know if you will be seeing us on your television anytime soon. Whatever happens, I had a good time and it’s probably something I will never do again. I will just have one more crazy living in Los Angeles story to tell.