iPad 2 Giveaway

March 15, 2011

in acting, appetizers, party, travel

That got your attention, didn’t it?!? :)

Continuing my “Twilight Zone” theme from Monday (I still can’t believe that was just yesterday) I got a call from my agent in the afternoon saying I was requested for an audition. Luckily, the casting director was okay with me putting it on tape. So Abe and I cancelled our SXSW plans and spent the rest of the afternoon filming/editing the scenes.


This is probably the biggest audition I’ve ever had in my almost 30-year career. With 11 pages of emotional dialogue and crying (all read cold because I needed to be done before today) I am not expecting anything to come of it. But lemme tell y’all, if I get this part, it’d be beyond-my-wildest-dreams huge. I-will-give-a-reader-an-iPad2 huge.

We worked straight through the evening – by 9pm we were starving and had a party to attend at The Highball.



Not only is there karaoke, but bowling!


The party was hosted by Funny or Die, which Abe has contributed a few videos to – one starring me! – and tumblr


Obviously, one of these food pix will be featured on my new Actor’s Diet Tumblr page!


I grabbed one of everything – Mushroom Pate Canape, Blue Cheese n Bacon Puff Pastry, Fried Veggie Egg Roll, Fried Basil Cream Cheese Wonton…


…Pork Satay with Pineapple Salsa and Cheese n Mushroom Quesadilla


Doesn’t it look like pizza? I wound up getting seconds of both of those finger foods.

For dessert – a Peanut Butter Brownie Bite + Oatmeal Cherry Cookie


I went back for one of these guys too – it had been missing from the buffet before


There was a really good DJ…


…but unfortunately we couldn’t stay because I had to get to my Q&A at The Long Center for “Surrogate Valentine


This isn’t our last screening at SXSW (we have one more on Saturday March 19th – 1:30 pm – at The Alamo Ritz)


But it was the last one I’m attending in Austin :(


One more day of SXSW, press, and then we are off to San Francisco for the Closing Night of SFIAAFF!!! There are still some tickets available, so if you’re in the Bay Area make sure to get them now!

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1 Amanda March 15, 2011 at 7:21 am

Yay Lynn! I hope you nailed the audition! I’ll be thinking of you.

2 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 15, 2011 at 7:21 am

Wow– that audition sounds huge!! Crossing my fingers for you!!

3 Walking E March 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

Sending positive vibes your way in hopes that you will get the part!!! Oh, and bowling + great food = a great night in my book!

4 Becki @ Bites 'n Brews March 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

11 pages cold? You should book it just based on that awesomeness alone! :)

5 brandi March 15, 2011 at 7:33 am

you’ll do great! can’t wait to hear about the audition :)

6 nobel4lit March 15, 2011 at 7:42 am

Haha, what a way to get our attention! Those bites look good!

7 Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 15, 2011 at 7:56 am

Oh, I hope you get it!!!

8 Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 15, 2011 at 8:00 am

Good luck with your audition!!

9 Amber's Notebook March 15, 2011 at 8:01 am

Congrats on the audition! Wish I could make it to the premier up here!
Amber’s Notebook

10 Cindy March 15, 2011 at 8:03 am

Congrats on the big audition! Crossing all my fingers and toes for you. Good things will come whether this part or another. Enjoy your last day in Austin, and safe travels back west!

11 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] March 15, 2011 at 8:56 am

Wow, that is an intense audition! :) Hope to hear of iPad2 news. Heh.

12 Sorell Says... March 15, 2011 at 9:01 am

Looks like you are having a fabulous time!! Congrats. And good luck on that audition!!

13 Yasmin March 15, 2011 at 9:18 am

Oh my god…you’re here in my town!! I will definitely need to hit up your screening on Saturday. Don’t you just love SXSW?! And Highball is so much fun! Did you hit up the karaoke machines?

14 Lynn at The Actors Diet March 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I didn’t have time to karaoke or bowl but hopefully tonight; we are going to another event there!

Acting: http://www.lynnchen.com Food: http://www.theactorsdiet.com Body image: http://www.thickdumplingskin.com

15 Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

Congrats on the audition!! Good luck and I’m looking forward to hearing some good news :D

16 Emily @ Savory and Savage March 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

Good luck with the audition – I am sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

17 Jerilyn March 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

First of all, you look great.
Second, so does that peanut butter brownie bite.
And finally, good luck with audition!

18 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

Haha, YES, it did get my attention!! :) Good luck, Lynn!!! :D

19 lowandbhold March 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

That’s awesome, I hope you hear back from the audition!!

20 katecooks March 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

whoo, the hollywood rush! fingers crossed that you are giving away an ipad very, very soon :)

21 Ruby W. March 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I really ope you get the part!! Good luck.

22 janetha @ meals and moves March 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

you are just the cutest ever.

23 mitzi song March 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

congrats on the opportunity! sounds like a good one. we’ll hold you to that ipad2 heheh =)

24 heather March 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Oh Lynn! Good luck!! I will be crossing my fingers you get the part (and not just for the iPad 2)! I can’t wait to be able to tell everyone I was a fan of yours before you got big and (super) famous :)

25 emily (a nutritionist eats) March 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Hope the audition went well Lynn! I’ll be sending good vibes. :)

26 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

OMG – when you win an Oscar one day I am going to tell everyone that I know you and got to eat dinner with you in San Fran!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 Pure2raw twins March 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Best of luck Lynn!

28 Gail March 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I am joining the chorus wishing the part for which you auditioned—and I did always want an ipad! I am so pleased that you had such a great time in Austin (I think I told you that I spent a great summer there many decades ago, and loved it), and the SXSW sounds awesome. I hope your film got a great reception.

29 Walking E March 15, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I’m almost afraid to ask, but is this auditon for a movie about the Japanese earthquake/tsunami already?

30 Lynn at The Actors Diet March 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Ha! No this one isn’t even for someone specifically Asian, which is why I am even more shocked they asked me to audition for it. Seriously, Reese Witherspoon should be offered the role!

Acting: http://www.lynnchen.com Food: http://www.theactorsdiet.com Body image: http://www.thickdumplingskin.com

31 LeQuan March 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Best of luck with the audition, Lynn! What great news! Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Things seem to be looking good for you in 2011 so far. Here’s to many more great news.

32 kimmie March 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Best of luck with the audition!!! :)

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