9:30 a.m. Bex coaches with Kaley on skype for “Daddy’s Home” audition
10:10 a.m. We leave for Newport Beach for an appointment (1 hour drive)
11:20 -1:00 p.m. Medical Appointment.
1:00 We are out of there and headed back to LA (agent calls while we are en route, not thrilled that we aren’t in LA, yet)
2:30 p.m. Arrive CBS lot in Studio City for Daddy’s Home audition — walk down “Gilligan’s Island Road” and on to Bungalow 14 on “Gunsmoke Ave.”
4:30 p.m. Arrive Disney for call-back for “Monster” — VERY funny scene at Disney, “regulars” are there for call-backs, some of these kids are unbelievably cool, others are just unbelievable!
5:30 p.m. Bex drops me off at Apartment gate and heads into town for her class — very eager and excited to get there
6:00 p.m. The phone starts ringing. This time, the agent wants to see Bex TONIGHT to get her on tape for “Anger Management” — the producers are meeting on Monday, she would play the part of Charlie Sheen’s daughter. Lots of drama not worth going into (did I mention that the Pilot season stresses out agents?), but the bottom line is that Bex now has to divert, drive by herself to Santa Monica (about 45 minutes) through rush-hour traffic, with no cell-phone charger (long story, accidentally took it out of the car), no cash (THAT will never happen again), at the end of a very long and full day that included 2 auditions and a medical morning.
6:00 – 6:40 p.m. On Speaker Phone with Bex, I follow her progress on google maps on the drive to Santa Monica, re-directing her based on traffic, etc., periodically checking to see how much charge is left on her phone. Wish I had been with her, and so did she — but maybe it was good that she learned how much she could really handle!
6:43 p.m. Bex does a last minute lane-change in order to make a left turn into the agent’s office
6:45 p.m. Bex gets pulled over (a lifetime first) by police officers for changing lanes (no, not kidding).
6:47 p.m. Bex calls, near tears but holding it together, and says, simply, “Insurance?” I ask to speak to the police officer. I explain that we just bought the car and have a rider, yada yada. Then I call Larry (agent) and ask him to get downstairs to help Bex.
6:49 p.m. I call David. When he answers I say, “don’t ask any questions, just give me the information for the insurance rider for the new car.”
6:50 p.m. I text the insurance information, Bex calls and said the officer just issued her a Warning. Apparently, Larry told him about her day.
6:51 p.m. Larry calls and says he’s looking for Bex (which is when I realize he sounds like the guy in the “Frantics” video who is talking to his daughter when she gets her first period. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen!) http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/ed64755ab1/her-first-period
Bex gets coached and tapes the audition to be Charlie Sheen’s daughter, her third audition of the day. THAT’s a full day — medical appointments, Auditions, and worst of all — 2 hours of rush-hour driving.
8:30 p.m. Bex walks in the door. She is spent. She is surprisingly together. She is one brave kid!