The Milady’s Extra Role

In 2014, Hollywood came to Cincinnati, and I was cast as an extra in the movie Carol. Now that the 2016 movie awards season is over, I can say I was in an Oscar-nominated film, but, alas, not an Oscar-winning film. I was sad to see that Carol was nominated in several categories but took home no statues the other night.

Carol finally came out this winter, and I saw the movie in the theater twice and saw myself on screen several times! Talk about a surreal experience! I never thought I would be in a movie, never even entertained the thought of trying to be in a movie, but this opportunity was just too good to pass up.

I was chosen to be on set 3 days, and I had 3 totally different looks. I had close encounters with both Cate Blanchett and her real-life sons. Yes, she IS that pretty in person and her boys have adorable Australian accents. It was an amazing, fun, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I’m so glad I put myself out there like that. I got to wear vintage clothes, have my hair done by the best in the business, got to see what it’s really like to make a movie, and left the set still feeling like it was magical.

**Milady Note: Thanks to my friends who snapped these pictures while they watched Carol and sent them to me!!

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That’s me with the umbrella and green coat!

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That’s the blurry image of my “husband” and the back of my head!

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There we are, shopping for our imaginary children, Sally and Bobby, of course.

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