I’m counting the days until Sept. 25. That’s when the second season of ‘Nashville‘ returns to ABC. I was an extra on eight or nine episodes of season one, mostly in concert crowds for Rayna (Connie Britton) or Juliette (Hayden Panettiere), but I played a journalist (type-casting) a couple of times and was an “upscale fundraiser attendee” in a couple more.
Last week, I got on my first shoot for the upcoming season. I can’t reveal any details (well, I could, but I won’t), but from what little I know, it’s going to be an even more exciting season.
Being an extra is a fun way to spend a day. To apply for a position on the show, go to the website for On Location Casting, fill out a profile and submit your photos, then check daily at the Nashville Extras page on Facebook to see what roles they need that day. They’re always looking for new faces, and it might as well be you.
The hours vary, and you have to be professional when you’re on the set, but you get to meet a lot of interesting people and make new friends. The other day, for example, I got to talking to a cool guy named Bobby about my book. Seems he’s working on a project of his own.
Turns out it was Bobby Cochran, who got to see the world as a member of Steppenwolf. He’s now got his own band, and is a very cool guy that I hope to get to know better now that we’re ‘Nashville’ buddies.