Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How I Got My SAG Card

My First SAG Job: Like many New Yorkers, it was on Law & Order. I was 12 and played a teenage murderer. When the episode aired, I got on a subway thinking, "Do people recognize me?" I discovered, Nope, it doesn't work like that. - Claire Danes, below (Homeland / Temple Grandin)


My First SAG Job: On As the World Turns. I played Holden and Molly's daughter Abigail. I desperately wanted the part. I was 11 and had been studying X and Y chromosomes, dominant genes and recessive genes. I watched the show the day before my audition and realized the two actors who played the parents both had blue eyes. I had just learned in school that two blue-eyed parents can't have a brown-eyed child. So I went into the audition and said if they wanted me, I would go get contact lenses to have blue eyes. They cast me and said, "Make sure she brings her contacts." - Emmy Rossum, Shameless (Showtime)

My First SAG Job: I was a teen in Adrian Lyne's 1980 film Foxes. My grandmother's favorite memory was when my SAG card came in the mail, and I said, "It's time for me to get my own bank account." Then I got my paycheck for $9.75. - Laura Dern, Enlightened (HBO)

My First SAG Job: A [1990s] Peruvian kids' game show called Nubeluz. I had to dress up like a cloud and fly through the air. - Monica Potter Parenthood (NBC)

My First SAG Job: The Failing of Raymond, a 1971 TV movie with Dean Stockwell and Jane Wyman. It was about a teacher who discovers that a student she flunked is out to kill her. I was 17, and I think I had one line. My father [Boris Sagal] was the director, and he wanted me to have a union card. I really just wanted to be a musician, but my dad was really smart and he knew I needed a union card. - Katey Sagal, Son's of Anarchy (FOX)

The Above are from the Hollywood Reporter. Click here for the full story.

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