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Meeting Milano

by Paul Goebel, posted Mar 14th 2007 6:22PM

Alyssa MilanoShortly after I moved to Hollywood, I went on a very important audition. I didn't know it at the time but it would be an audition that changed my perception of Hollywood.

It was the afternoon and I was meeting with the casting director for a straight to cable movie. For this particular audition, I was wearing, what I call, my Masters jacket. It's a green suit jacket that looks great on me, if I do say so myself. The reading went great and I was asked to come back later to audition for the director. As I was leaving, the casting director said to me, "Nice jacket." to which I replied, "Thanks, I just won the Masters." She laughed and I figured that this audition was in the bag. Then came the callback.

I returned to the offices in the afternoon, dressed the same and ready to rock. When I walked in, the casting director introduced me to the producer, the film's director and the star, Alyssa Milano.

I freaked out. As a rule, the cast of the film you are auditioning for are not in the room. Let alone, the star. When I auditioned for one line in Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise was nowhere to be found. The presence of Ms. Milano definitely affected my audition.

I immediately got flustered and didn't know how to react. I mean, here was Sam Micelli right in front of me. I decided to pour on the charm. "Hi everyone," I said, "I just won the Masters." Even the crickets were silent. As I looked to the director for a response, he said, "Mmm-Hmm. You ready?"

I knew that the audition was over and decided to try and make the best of it. As I left with my head hung in shame, I heard the lyrical voice of Alyssa behind me. "Congratulations."

Could it be? Did I get the part despite my complete freak out? I turned and smiled at Alyssa as she continued, "...on that golf thing."

I left the audition disappointed but a little wiser. I now knew that just 'cause you spend hours downloading pictures of a celebrity, that doesn't mean they will like you when you finally meet them.

More celebrity tales to come.

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faith

this story is sooooo funny.lol. its going to make me laugth alllllllllll nite, i hope u didn't feel too bad...better luck next time...????.....

March 16 2007 at 9:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bash

Better luck next time. Hopefully you will meet somebody you hate. Like Cybill Shepherd. But that would be too easy because everybody hates her and in the end she might be able to distinguis the level of hate you express to her ;-)

March 15 2007 at 9:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BillS

Excellent story. If it's any consolation, I'm sure I'd have been a much bigger spaz around Ms. Milano.

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March 15 2007 at 1:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peanut

Were her tits there too?

March 15 2007 at 12:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
VSJ

Paul, loved your story - rest assured, it happens everyday in this town.

March 14 2007 at 11:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Haggis

Melissa Milaowned!

March 14 2007 at 9:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DaveTehWave

Owned!

March 14 2007 at 9:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Darren

Alyssa is a total class act!

March 14 2007 at 8:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Snowflower

That story made me grateful that I live on the East Coast and work in the science field.

March 14 2007 at 8:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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