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Behind the scenes of a Hollywood blockbuster

If the acting bug has bitten you, it doesn’t take much to want to give it a scratch. Which was certainly the case last year when my acting agent Natalie Hall called to suggest I audition for a small part of “camp refugee reporter’”, with an American accent, in the ‘San Andreas’ Hollywood blockbuster that was shooting on the Gold Coast.


Sofie and her children at opening night of San Andreas

I almost didn’t’ go – it was a busy week and I thought my chances would be slim.

Lucky I was encouraged by my family and went along to the first acting audition in about 6 years and nailed it. It felt really good on the day, having lived in the US I hoped the accent would come naturally and I was pleasantly surprised when I received a call a week later to say I had the part.

Just one day on set shooting and two sessions of ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) for my small part at the end of the movie that sees California decimated by the largest earthquake in recorded history.

It was a real buzz to be back on a big budget movie set. I had my own trailer (directly opposite ‘the Rock’s’ and yes his was much bigger than mine), makeup, hair, wardrobe and dialect coach.

The whole experience was a little surreal and  just a great reminder that anything is possible if you are prepared to give it a go.

Our next ‘Reach your Broadcast Potential’ course starts at Channel 7 on July 14, 2015.  Book here

 San Andreas is in cinemas now

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