Thursday, February 4, 2010

In a land where size 8 is 'plump'

Today as an actress I had the most perfect, amazing, incredible audition of my career.

It was for the LEAD role in a new pilot produced by Chuck Lorre.  Chuck Lorre is like a god of comedy.

The Engineer and I love love love 'Big Bang Theory' - I mean who doesn't?  And if you haven't seen it, I am fairly certain you should.

He's the man behind 'Dharma and Greg', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Grace Under Fire', 'Roseanne' - just to name a few.  Not to mention an episode of 'Muppet Babies'.

Anyhoo, he's funny, smart, writes great sitcoms.  Basically my dream man. Erm, job.

But I have to be 'plump'.

I guess CBS is having a hard time finding a 'plump' girl in LA (land of bobble heads) and therefore called up to my agent.  When told I was a size 8, the casting girl said 'perfect, she's plump'.


Size 8

Los Angeles is on crack.

Don't worry, I didn't immediately throw-up my dim sum and hire a personal trainer. I feel pretty okay at size 8. And I work-out 5 days a week.  So if I'm not a size 2 now, I am fairly certain that without a starvation and laxative diet, I am never going to be.

The role is the lead role, the Dharma in 'Dharma and Greg' if you will.  So not only am I more than happy to oblige and be my pudgy little self, it is pretty much a dream gig.  I get to be on a major network sitcom AND still eat cheese.  Heck, eating cheese would be encouraged!

So fingers crossed.  I'm not holding my breath.  LA might think I am obese.  It would be a great job though.  And it would be even better if I wasn't considered plump.  But normal.

Los Angeles, and us the viewers, need to start changing our perception.  We're happy to be size 8, or 10, or 12 at home.  But then we criticize those on television that are the same size as us.

Meh.  Whatever.  I'm not going to be a size 2.  EVER. So I will enjoy my bacon and hope that Chuck calls me up.


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