Monday, 26 December 2011

Filming the Adidas commercial

I've just had my GCSE results through, I got 8 A*'s and A's and 2 B's.

And I've now left my family in Cheltenham to come home to London and do what I've always dreamed of, work as an actress! I'm living in Tottenham with 3 girls at Uni and I'm working in a clothes shop to pay my rent, they're really good because they let me have time off to go to my auditions!

Speaking of auditions I have a recall for a part of EastEnders coming up this Friday, they're down to 5 people so far so fingers crossed! However I have bagged my second television Advert!

We've just finished filming an Adidas commercial in Hackney Marshes, I'm shattered as I've been working all day, I had to stay up till midnight last night because they had to wait till last minute to tell us the location of the shoot, it's top secret because David Beckham's filming! Some how the press still found out though and the newspapers had Helicopters hovering above the marshes!

My job was to ride on the back of a motorbike standing up waving an Adidas top around, it was sooooo much fun! I started off having my hair and make up done, then a girl called Stephanie Skeet (who's with the same acting agent as I am) and I grabbed "on set" breakfast together and ate in our dressing rooms till I was called.

As I stepped out onto the fields I began walking towards the other side where I saw the cameras set up when.. "Wallis!" I turned round to find that actually actors don't WALK to set, we ride in film buggies! I couldn't help the fact that my eye brows raised almost as high as the copters and my jaw dropped 6 feet under. What? Really? I get a driver in a buggy take me 20 meters across a patch of grass? OKAY! I could get used to this I giggled to myself as we zoomed over the bumps towards the crew!

I was introduced to the stunt man who was a lovely gentleman, telling me how proud he was of his son who had got a part in the bit series Merlin. He taught me how to stand up on the bike as he rode it, then when I was confident enough doing that, he taught me how to take both hands off his shoulders and instead use my thighs to balance me for dear life! I'm an adrenaline junkie so this was so fun, I felt like we were in an action movie trying to get away from robbing a bank or something! Sounds silly now but my imagination is very vivid!

Keep your eyes peeled on the tv anyway! I will post the link to the advert when it's aired in April!

W x

April Update - here's the link!

Adidas Olympic Advert - "Take the stage"

1 comment:

  1. you are so lucky... 3 A*s 5 As and 2 Bs at GCSE.. you are soo cleverr and so beautiful and talented....
    I wish I was you