After a lifetime of being told I look like one actress or another, I finally cashed in on my doppleganger status doing stand-in work for Kate Hudson on her latest commercial. Everyone on the crew was incredibly kind, and Kate was just as cool as she seems she would be. The odd thing was, from my comfy director's chair on set, Kate looked exactly like my sister, Michelle. It took a lot of self-control to not run over and hug her, I miss my Mooshy so much! All in all, I had a blast and was very grateful for the opportunity to meet Kate and work with director Samuel Bayer (who swore I looked familiar - um, I look like Kate Hudson, duh!).
The gig made me a must-join for SAG, so I finally hunkered down and joined the union (yay!), and although the job required no acting skills at all (stand-ins take the place of the lead talent while lighting and other camera logistics are being finalized), it was fascinating to see what homemade contraptions were created to make a beauty-shot happen. Now if only I could stop people from saying I look like Kate Hudson, or Cameron Diaz, or Anna Paquin, or Joey Lauren Adams, or Ellen Barkin, or Blake Lively...but rather, "Are you Kat Primeau?" :)