Funny thing about fire. As much as I have tried for the last several years to stop it, it just won’t burn out. I did try. I stomped on the embers, hoping they would go out. But they wouldn’t. Fire has kept appearing in my life and I think I’m ready to capture its flame again. Well, I will try. At least, I think I will.
Do you wonder what inspired my comeback to the blog? I hope so. There were many points in the last few years that I wanted to return but resisted. And then, I got the call. An agent I thought had dropped me, since I stopped auditioning. I stopped doing so many things in the last few year. She said a casting agency requested me to audition for Chicago P.D. Ugh, I thought. On-camera. A long shot.
But it was Chicago P.D. National TV. The venerable Dick Wolf franchise, moved to Chicago with Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD and the soon-t0-be launched Chicago Justice. The sets were down at Cinespace, Western and 16th, in that mini-Hollywood set of sets. I hadn’t been down there. So, I agreed.
Drove down to the casting agency and did the audition. Just one line. Was not impressed with my performance. Just two takes. In and out.
The next day I got the call. I booked it. “Do you know your character is also appearing on Chicago Justice?” the agent asked. What? “You are in the cross over event launching Chicago Justice so you’re character will be in Chicago P.D. and Chicago Justice – it’s a three hour show on March 1.”
The scripts arrived. My character — Mrs. Collins also called Tamra’s Mom — was the mom of a 25-year-old young woman burned in a fire. Wait, the mom of a daughter burned in a fire? What are the chances?
Since I am the daughter burned in a fire.
It was simply enough to get me back on the blog. There are a few stories to tell.
In the meantime, if you have time and interest, watch on Wednesday, March 1. It’s the three-hour crossover launch of Chicago Justice. Starting with Chicago Fire on NBC at 7 CT/8 ET, you will see Mrs. Collins in Chicago P.D. and then in Chicago Justice.
Might I be back?