100 strangers were picked to be extras in a movie …
So if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you might already know that I was picked to be an extra in a feature film. How awesome is that?! Well, it gets even better. They bussed 100 Hispanic people, myself included, from Houston to New Orleans and set us up in hotels for the week. Score!
It’s safe to say all of us extras are getting know one another pretty well. We traveled together from Texas. We ride to and from set together where we work together for at least 10 hours. And we even go out together. But when you group 100 people together, especially Hispanics, you’re going to get some pretty interesting dynamics. It’s basically been like one giant episode of The Real World.
You essentially have 7 types of people:
The Party People
These are the people who are constantly talking about going out and getting drunk. It’s all they can talk about on set and all they can think about all day. Then the minute we reach our hotel they’re pouring into cabs heading down to Bourbon Street. They’re pretty easy to spot the next morning on set. Just look for the ones with their heads down that look like they got hit by a train.
No Real World season would be complete without a few (or a lot) of random hook ups. That’s where the flirts come in. They’re the ones walking around giggling at the opposite sex and teasing their way into flirty banter. You can find them by looking for the little couples on set off to the side.
The Flighty Girls
These girls aren’t necessarily bimbos, but they sure like to act like it. As part of the flirty group, they play the helpless, little girl card to get their way on set, behind the scenes, and at the hotel. I actually find these to be some of the most annoying people. I just don’t like it when people play stupid. You can be a person of substance and still be attractive.
Everyone knows these guys. They’re the group of guys that hang out together and bro out. They talk about all the hotties, including the celebrities on set, and their plans for hooking up. Then they head out at night as a group to party and meet some ladies.
The Anger Management Cases
Quite possible the most volatile of the group, the ‘Anger Management Cases’ are those with the shortest fuses. Quick to anger and first to complain, these would be the people that you would want to stay far away from. They’re just a recipe for disaster.
The Party Poopers
The party poopers, good girls or responsible ones, whatever you want to call them, are the ones that actually go to sleep at a decent hour because they know that they have to be up for a 4:30 AM call time. They also pass on a night out, so that they can rest after spending 13 hours in the sun. I just might fall into this category. Of course, everyone already knows I love my sleep.
The Resident ‘Mom’
The resident mom or den mom is basically the mother on set. She worries about the safety of others and tries to offer them friendly advice. She really mothers everybody!