... but you can't take the Central Illinois out of the boy (in the eyes of casting directors). Thanks to my history of detasseling corn and my salt-of-the-earth charm, I booked this commercial that shot in Central Illinois this summer.
Me (after college): "Peace out, mom and dad, I'm moving to the city to be an actor."
Me (this summer): "Yo, mom, hey, dad; I'm an actor...and I am coming home to play a farmer."
Honestly, It was a great experience, we had two beautiful days to shoot, the crew was very friendly and professional, plus my fake family got along well--which is important in fake family planning. Like a good fake dad between shots, I entertained the children with games on my iPhone, mainly Ellen Denegeres' Heads Up . Ok, it was just Heads Up. I love that game, and I think Ellen is a darn delight.
Fun fact for this shoot: the break we took to dry the sweat off my shirt during filming was longer than my on-camera time in the final cut. 2015 new years resolution: reverse that last statement for a project.
Enjoy the commercial, and spoiler alert: my crayon drawings are not for sale!