I recently spent the whole day (from 7am until after 6pm) on the set of House Husbands working as an extra.
No, I’m not going to be leaking any story lines from the script, somewhere along the way I signed piece of paper that says I won’t do that – so I simply can’t talk about that part. (you’ll just have to watch the show)
One of the interesting things about being an extra though is meeting other extras. As I mentioned in a previous post it’s not the sort of job that necessarily leads to bigger and better roles but for some it’s simply a job that suits the time they have available and for what’s required the pay rate is ok.
Some of the people worked alongside today did include a couple of aspiring actors, but then there were Supermarket employees, those who usually just did “home duties” and a few like me to just dabble in all sorts of media. Oh then there’s the ‘fan’. I haven’t some across this sort of person until today but I did notice a couple of people who were maybe just a bit too excited just to be in the same room as the actors on the show. Of course that’s all fine as long as they don’t attempt to strike up a conversation with them while working or bug them for photos – that sort of thing is simply not on during a shoot, after all everyone is there to do a job and to focus on work.
Anyway it was a long but interesting day and when I know the specific episode it going to air I’ll be sure to post about it in more detail.