Early April, Ms C went for her modelling job and now her photo has hit the shelves! I think it has been there for quite some time but I forgot to look out for it! I found that she is on the Wilko Play: Ice Cream and Waffle Dough Set and also on the Cleaning Trolley.
A few months ago, I posted that Mr K is starring in BBC1 Doctors. It was aired this afternoon and I was excited for him! I was very pleased that he looked so natural on TV. We were all ready and sat in front of the TV. When it was on, Mr K was so embarrassed that he ran off. He is too shy and self-conscious to see himself on TV.
|Image from BBC1 Doctors Drama|
Last week, Alan Sharman agency phoned us to inform us that Miss C was chosen for a company photo shoot. I was so pleased for her. Anyway, we finally got the confirmation last Friday.
I can not believe today is his last day of shooting BBC Doctors. It has gone so quick. Today, he had only 3 scenes all shot on location at Birmingham University. The BBC team started late but it didn’t take them too long to set up the scene. It was quite a quick in and out of the door. Mr K was so distracted looking at the furry microphone that our chaperone had to keep asking him to look down.
Soon after we were all invited to have lunch over the canteen in the university itself. The food was not the best looking food at all. I had fish and chips but it tasted like cardboard fish while Mr K had a chicken kebab. It looked good but it was too dry. It was not the best but we can’t complain as it was provided by the BBC.
Today, we went to another new location which is the main studio where they film Doctors. It was quite easy to find the place but going to Birmingham is always a nightmare for me! When I turned into the car park, it was filled with ambulance, police cars and vans. Hmm…. I told to myself, did I just drive myself to the Police station. So I came out of the car and had a quick look and saw a sign “Acting car, please do not block”. Right, I am in BBC studios and this is not a real Police station.
When we reached there, we were shown the dressing room and I was quite shocked to see Mr K had his own dressing room. Hooray! It even had his screen name on the door.
Last week, we got a call from Alan Sharman agency to ask if Mr K was free around to be put forward for a job. Soon after, we got a follow up phone call to let us know that BBC Doctors wanted Mr K to be part of the show. I was very excited for him. This is his first proper filming job. We did ponder for a while because of the miserly fee especially as he had to work for 6 hours a day. Anyway, we accepted the job.
In the modelling industry, the one request by the modelling agencies are that we have to update the children’s profile regularly as their appearances change so quickly at a young age.
We had a casting in London a couple weeks ago and we got chosen to be part of the shooting. I was very excited as it was for both children. Again we didn’t know what and where until the very last minute. We got the information for the photo shooting on Friday and we had to be there on Monday!
We went to London a day early to spend some lovely time with my best friends eating Japanese food in Central London and stay over at hers.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned in my blog about Ms C filming an advert for Vertbaudet. Today, the TV commercial is officially out and I think I can post some behind the scenes photos!
This is her advert which she appears on sec 1, 2, 5 and 10.
Today, I am bring Mr K and Ms C on a train trip down to London for a photo shooting casting. I only paid £11 for one way trip by West Midland London. Children under 5 year old is free. Bargain!
Remember previously I had wrote a blog regarding a casting for a commercial shoot?Today, we were finally there to do the shooting at the scene. It was a long way though. We had travelled a day early to Worsley, Manchester and staying overnight at Novotel Hotel. We had a bit of problem checking in though as someone had taken our room! The person told the reception her surname and they could not find her on the system. Her daughter was a replacement for another model who was unable to turn up. I think they assumed that we were the ones who were unable to turn up – the receptionist was so shocked when we arrived!
It was raining when we got to the location for getting their outfit. The dressing area was located at a very posh house (worth £2.7 million after Googling it). All the child models changed into their outfits and got onto the bus which dropped us at the playground.
Traffic, traffic, traffic! Why do road workers put up traffic cones and not work? There was at least one mile of traffic cones and no one at work! So glad I left home early and managed to reach the photo studio just on time by carrying Ms C and running up the few stairs. Phew!
Today, I had a busy day. After attending Mr K’s parent-only school meeting, I had to rush back to pick Mr K and Ms C up for a casting for Vertbaudet at Alan Sharman’s agency.
When arrived at 4 pm and there are massive queue for the casting. Lots of nervous parents, playful children and their siblings around. It was surprising that most children had both parents coming along with them to the casting. Don’t their parents need to work? As for me, I had Mr K come along for moral support! I also saw a parent bring five children to the agency! How did she manage that?
During this time, Ms C told me she was scared and she wanted to go home. I had to calm her down and play with her. Soon though, she became more comfortable and started to play with Mr K.