My Career in the Movies
(Pops hits the streets.)
Well, I had my debut screen-acting job this morning, playing the part of "Pops the bum" in the short indie film, Children of the Streets, currently in production. It was great fun. (Though perhaps not quite as much fun as the part of "Joey," who got to have two cute young hookers cozying up to him repeatedly as they did takes from different angles.)
I had about five lines, and I only blew them once. The producer called for an Academy Award for me, and I would be a fool to disagree. Especially since I'll never hear those words again.
I thought this was going to be it, but they asked me to appear in one more scene, where a street kid gets shot. There was some talk that I might get shot, too, in a bit of collateral damage. But I think they were joking. (I think.)
Guess I need to let my beard continue to grow out scruffily.