Yesterday my friend Patti and I stood in line for 5 hours to get a shot as an extra in the new Indiana Jones movie. The casting call took place at the Omni Hotel in New Haven and the line stretched an entire city block. We had heard that they were looking for people to play the parts of students, college professors, and cheerleaders.
The wait wasn’t all that bad. We passed the time playing "20 questions" and talking to strangers. We even had some live bagpipe music for entertainment. About two hours into the wait, we were told that if we didn’t have a head shot they wouldn’t let us in, so I had Patti snap a photo of me and I had to run several blocks to a down Walgreen’s to get a print. Once inside we had to fill out an application that had questions like "Do you play football?" and "Do you own a dog?". I was told that if I get the part I have to get a "50’s-style" haircut. That would be interesting, but I’ll do it if I need to.
When it was finally my turn to go up I was asked a few short questions about my job and then told I’d get a call if they had a part for me. He marked my application with an "S" and then placed it in a bin aside from the bulk of the applications that were placed on the table, so I’m hoping that means I have a shot. Could "S" mean student? I guess I’ll find out soon enough. Here’s a few more pics: