A day of an introverted extra (background actor). Every now and then I work as an extra, a contrast to being an introvert you may say, but to me, it is fun so I make it work anyway. Heres how a day may look like…
The night before, pack everything needed for the next day. I do this so I don`t spend much-needed energy on unnecessary things. My sense of direction is really bad, so I also make sure that I know where the location is.
The day usually starts very early so I make it to the location in time
look at the map one more time – I have no time to get lost
On a public transport of any sort. Usually thinking of which stop I need to get off, wich people I might meet, and what’s gonna happen during the day.
Finding the location – (yes, made it with no wrong turns :))
Talking to strangers – and maybe occasionally someone I`ve seen before. To an introvert, this is energy draining.
and waiting a little bit more. You need to be very patient as an extra – Luckily I am.
Ohhh time to work..
this is fun
hours later – my energy levels start to drop and I have to use my will from now on to stay “awake” and social. Really – it is fun!!
ok, getting really tired now,
Time to go home soon?
Trying to convince myself that I have lots of energy
come on body
……or maybe not
time to go home
Plunder the fridge. Yes I do eat on set, but when I`m home after a long day at work, I just have to have something to eat