A few weeks ago – on the last day of school, actually, I got a call from someone at a local casting company. I’d submitted all three boys for a role as extras on Claws, and she was calling to let me know that Miles and Linus were picked to be on the show.
Uh oh. This did not go over well with Oliver. It broke my heart a little bit, I’m not going to lie. But such is life as stars in Hollywood South, I suppose. What can you do?
The following week, I had to take M & L to get fitted for their outfits for the episode. Strangely, the clothes were all vintage from the late 50s. Seems odd for a very modern show. Turns out, they were going to be in a scene that takes place in a Leave it to Beaver type dream sequence, complete with laugh track.
The next day, all four of us went to the filming. It was a long, long day of sitting mostly in a pool house that overlooked the private tennis court on a golf course. Fancy stuff! Oliver was quite the trouper, though, not complaining nearly as much as I would have. Anyway, about halfway through the day, one of the producers came to tell another mom and me that our kids were chosen to say a line, so we’d have to fill out contracts and whatnot.
Two words Miles had to say and suddenly we were in a world of SAG and contracts and trusts (so I can’t spend all of his hard-earned money on mink coats and sewing machines.) It was crazy.
Anyway, the episode aired last night, and unlike the last time Miles filmed a scene for Claws, this time it actually made it onto the show! Yay! They both did such a great job, I’m so proud of them! And now I’m going to only dress them in vintage clothes from the 50s and part their hair and grease it down. Okay, not really. But it was too adorable.
Here are a couple of pics from the day. You can see the first five minutes for free on the TNT website (fast forward to :49 to skip the recap of last week especially if there are kids around.) And if you want to see the episode, it’s on Hulu, or I bought it off Amazon Prime. Fortunately, it’s at the very beginning of the episode, so I didn’t have to wait too long to see them.