In the days leading up to the Oscars, I was trying to get the attention of the film and TV production team for an audition for the new TV show Grace VanderWaal.
I was also trying to put together an audition tape for a role in the film.
The first time I saw the film was during a rehearsal for an event that I was going to do at my studio in Hollywood on Feb. 18.
There was an event on the first day of the festival, and I had booked an apartment for myself, a room for my girlfriend, my dog and my car.
I also brought a copy of the script with me.
The movie was called Grace Vanderwaal: The Perfect Couple and was directed by Kevin Smith.
The script was written by Michael Chiklis and was written as a personal project of mine.
That evening, I got a call from my manager saying, “I need you to come to New York and do an audition with Grace VanderWAAL.”
I had no idea what it meant.
I thought, What are you talking about?
He said, “She’s got to audition.
She has to.”
I didn’t know anything about her.
I didn’t have any idea what she was.
I had never seen Grace Vanderwalal before.
She didn’t even know that I did an audition.
The phone rang and my manager told me, “The first person that calls is Grace Vander Waal.”
So I answered it and it was Michael Chikolis, a director from his previous project, Love, Sex & The City.
I said, I’m not in the show right now.
It’s on the schedule, but I’m here for the first audition.
He said, How are you going to be in the movie?
And I said I don’t know.
And he said, You don’t have to do anything.
He told me to call him later.
So I did.
I went to the set and I went into the trailer.
I walked into the rehearsal room and I saw Grace Vanderwar, who was the lead actress, with her arms around Michael Chikanis.
And it just hit me.
Michael Chiki is a really nice guy.
He’s very kind and thoughtful.
I got to know him from working with him on Love, sex & the city.
So when I got back to the house, Michael Chikalis was standing in front of me, so I said hello to him.
He said hello back to me.
He went, I have to say, thank you.
I told him that I wanted to audition for Grace VanderWar.
And I told Michael that he had to come up with a great story for me.
We started to talk about it, and then I was able to explain my story to him about how my life was changed in this movie.
Michael said, It’s going to take a lot of work, but it’s a dream come true.
And that was the first time he ever saw me in the trailer of the movie.
I think I was just sitting there with my girlfriend and I just couldn’t believe it.
I started crying.
And we both sat there.
I’m sure it was like, I don