Get Your Act Together

“Cut!” the director yelled.

“Sheesh, what now?” Harry asked.

“Your performance,” the director said. “Where’s the moxie, Harry? You were wonderful in that other movie. You were dramatic yet whimsical. But today your acting seems flat, without altitude.”

“But this is an entirely different character than the one I played in that other movie. That one was a classic thriller, a contest between good and evil, whereas this movie is a slapstick romantic comedy.”

“That doesn’t make any difference, Harry,” the director said. “Classic thriller or slapstick comedy aside, showing your acting chops is not optional. So either get your act together or I’ll find another actor who can pull it off.”


Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (moxie), The Daily Spur (wonderful), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (whimsical), MMA Storytime (altitude), Ragtag Daily Prompt (contest), and Word of the Day Challenge (optional).

17 thoughts on “Get Your Act Together

  1. Jen Goldie May 12, 2021 / 11:36 am

    Another reason why I got out of the Biz LOL It’s heartless
    I was an Agent for 13 years LOL

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      • Jen Goldie May 12, 2021 / 10:51 pm

        I was in the Industry for over 28 years. I saw it from all sides. As an Actor, in Casting, Production and Agent. Finally decided I needed less BS and got a job working with plants and flowers lol

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        • Fandango May 12, 2021 / 11:14 pm

          Working with plants and flowers must be better than working with actors.

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          • Jen Goldie May 13, 2021 / 10:11 am

            The Actors were fine. It was the Industry and all the BS associated to it.
            Building a garden centre with Plants and flowers was tons more satisfying. Being able to help people bring joy into their lives and others Well………..there’s no comparison.

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            • Fandango May 13, 2021 / 8:36 pm

              I’m glad you were able to find something that you enjoyed and that brought joy to others.

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            • Jen Goldie May 13, 2021 / 8:39 pm

              Yes. I’ve never been happier. It was an amazing 11 years. 🙂💜

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  2. SelmaMartin May 12, 2021 / 9:09 pm

    You make it sound easy. But I will imitate… maybe. All those words fit perfectly. I’m impressed by you. Thanks for showing mehow. Be well. I wish you miracles. Keep going.

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    • Fandango May 12, 2021 / 11:11 pm

      Thanks very much. I appreciate your reading and taking the time to comment.

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  3. leigha66 May 18, 2021 / 5:58 pm

    I like this. Some people just don’t have the range to step into different characters. Nicely written!

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