Saturday, January 24, 2009
Ed auditioned for Survivor today!
It was SO much fun! We got to meet Sugar and Gillian and hang out with them for about 3 hours. They answered tons of questions and we learned sooo much about Survivor. The casting director was there and she told us so much stuff. From this last season they found Sugar in a dog park and originally wanted her for the show Greatest American Dog but the casting director hoped she wouldn't make it because she thought she was perfect for Survivor. Also, she found Matty in a grocery store in LA fighting with his girlfriend and thought he was so funny so she asked him to audition. She also told us about the time when Johnny Fairplay lied about his grandma. She got a call in the middle of the night from the producers and had her call to see if his grandma was alive. He was lying to the producers too...telling them she was dead. We found out that they don't know yet where this next Survivor will be filmed. But once they get picked they leave and have no further contact with their families until after it's over. They are in the remote location for a few weeks before Survivor starts and they are with the rest of the cast but are not allowed to talk to each other until they land on the beach and the game begins. They get paid around $2000.00 for every three days they are in the game. If they are kicked out first they have to stay their for the entire time but do not get paid. Sugar and Gillian said everything you see is real. They do not tell them where to go or what to say and they do not feed them out of the view of the camera. They said it is a true reality show. They said it was much harder to deal with the people in the game than the conditions. They said that after they are voted off they have to walk down that long, dark path with a blindfold on so they don't know where they are going. Once they are kicked off they are taken away and have no further knowledge of what goes on in the game. Ed was very lucky to have the casting director there. She gave him lots and lots of helpful hints on what to say in his audition. He talked to Becky who auditioned last week in Palm Springs and there was no one from the show there and their audition was only 1 minute. Ed's was 2 minutes. They take you into a room in the back and put you in front of a camera and you have to talk about yourself for 2 minutes. They ask you no questions. The camera guy told someone that Ed did really good! If he makes it, they start filming at the end of June and go to the middle of August. Ed really wants to do this so I hope he makes it! Keep your fingers crossed. They told him that he should get a phone call by the end of next week if they want him to move on in the process. Here are some pictures from today. You know I had to document this adventure!
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