Christy – Commercial set

I shot my commercial today. I was totally stoked because my call time was at a normal hour, 9am, and we did an outside shoot at Griffith Park, which is pretty close to my house.

I am never quite sure what the food on set is going to be like, so I packed some snacks for myself: apples, grapes, celery, almonds. And I also brought some quinoa in case the breakfast options were only bagels. Bagels are yummy but they definitely don’t give me sustained energy.


I ate a little quinoa on the road. When I got there I realized there was no reason to worry. There was an omelet station with lots of veggies to choose from. I got an omelet with sun-dried tomatoes, chives, and spinach.


I got through about half of it before it was time to head to hair and makeup.

My shots were first so I went right to set and worked straight through until a late lunch was served at 2:30. Craft services had all kinds of snacks out but I was actually still full from breakfast right up until lunch.

I got the shrimp scampi, sauteed spinach and a salad


I had a view of Silverlake from my lunch table


And they had an interesting cookie concoction for dessert – it was a sugar cookie and chocolate chip cookie make into brownies.


It was good, no doubt. But it sounds better than it actually tasted.

We shot straight through until 8pm this evening and I snacked on some carrots, grapes, nuts and a piece of chocolate throughout the evening.

I was tired and happy when I got home. And so grateful that my husband had already made me dinner – chicken sausage with leftover zucchini and onions, and a big salad.


Now I am off to take a warm shower and relax a little. I’ll let you know when the commercial starts airing so you can keep an eye out for it!

  • luvtoeat

    So excited for you! Can’t wait to see your commercial πŸ˜€ Do actors/actresses get to see their commercial before it airs?

    • Christy at The Actors Diet

      Unfortunately no, we have to wait to see it too :(

  • Katie

    Wow, 9am call?? How’d you swing that one?…and right around the corner? So awesome!!! The latest non-theatre call I’ve been blessed with was 8am in the hills above Simi Valley. You definitely win some sort of award.

    Congrats on the commercial, girl :) :) :) :) :)

  • Kelsey

    yay for men who cook! and yay for you and the commercial. fingers crossed everything works out well for you <3

  • Diana

    That’s awesome :) And that view is amazing!

  • Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15)

    Wow, I can’t wait to see the commercial!

    Ok, so on Catalina, the best place I found for a light but tasty lunch was the Metropole Cafe–lots of sandwiches and salads with plenty of vegetarian options. Best breakfast place was Sarah’s Waffles. Really good (and not ungodly decadent) waffles. Our dinner places were pretty touristy–this pizzaria right on the main street and this place called The Landing. The Landing was quite good–one of the fancier places in Avalon, I think.

    For stuff to do, I was ITCHING to go on a tour and see the bison, but we didn’t have time. You can snorkel or get a massage.

  • eatmovelove

    Wow!! I “know” a superstar!!! Love it. So Hollywood – it seems surreal even to do a commercial or whatever. Do you get alot of jobs? Nice spread of food they offered! Wow. I have to try chicken sausage – it seems to be uber-popular lately…

  • Simply Life

    Yay! Sounds like a fun day and great food to be offered!

  • Yasmin

    Who knew commercials took so long to shoot? An amazing view to see while eating. Glad you had a productive day!

  • kilax

    Wow! Does it only take one day to shoot a commercial? What a long day though πŸ˜‰

    I have seen recipes for the brownie/cookie concoction and always wanted to give it a try! Seems like a dangerous combo though πŸ˜‰

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  • Matt

    Nice on the commercial! I take it that it went well?

  • ksgoodeats

    What a gorgeous view! An omelette station sounds fantastic – great combo. I can’t wait to see the commercial!!

  • whydeprive

    So excited to see the commercial!

    That omelet sounds so good! Im in love with omelets but because of my egg allergy I can only have them every now and then.

  • Melissa S.

    yay for the commercial! and griffith park!? i bet it was beautiful!!!