Had a consultation with a casting director who looked at my materials and suggested that I prepare this new short demo leading with the New Amsterdam clip — because it is a good indication of “good acting” and is a close-up; it is sad with crying. 😦
Followed up with Wandavision which is funny and absurd. Follow up with Cobra Kai which is iconic and funny, follow up with serious and bad-ass Project Power. I’ve been told CD’s usually won’t look at more than 10 seconds of a demo. Hmm. I get that. I hope they stay watching to the end though 🙂
I’m working on a new project – making content, posting it. All in the service of working towards creating projects for myself. Sounds good on paper. In truth, this is a fantastic experiment in stream of consciousness writing, improving my improvisation skills and character building. Thanks to Cathy Reinking for putting this idea in my head.
#1 photographer Robbie and his wife Alyssa were having a family emergency but all is well now and they were able to send me additional pics which were my NY agent’s choices. They seem similar to what I had but clearly the agent’s nuanced gaze is all the difference! #2 Today Netflix announced the December premiere is SEASON 4 of Cobra Kai. Woot! #3 The trailer for “Cop Shop,” a Gerard Butler movie, came out today and it is chock a block full of my friend Alexis. God is good my friends. God’s time, my friends.
No. 1 streaming movie this 4th of July. impressive. Here is a collection of clips reflecting a discovery made by Dan Forester. Chris Pratt’s acting is on point here. He is one of the best actors in the action genre right now. Hmm.
I don’t have many of my own pics of the training and filming process, but here’s a video taken by the safety training wizard/stunt coordinator Harry Humphries. It was an epic experience and I mean that word – big, extraordinary, memorable.
I have an updated bio on imdb and now my profile has two separate, almost the same but not the same, mini bios. I've asked that the older version get deleted. Hopefully they will do that. imdb is a little strict. Here's the updated bio:
“Best known as the Rosa, Miguel’s doting grandmother on Cobra Kai (Netflix), Rose Bianco is a classically trained actress. A few of her other notable small screen credits include a recurring role on Being Mary Jane with Gabrielle Union, New Amsterdam starring Ryan Eggold, and the upcoming Wandavision. On the big screen, Rose was most recently seen in Ric Roman Waugh’s Greenland and a Netflix original movie Project Power, and in 2021 will appear in a supporting role in The Tomorrow War with Chris Pratt. Born and raised in Chicago, Rose made her acting debut at the Victory Gardens Theatre and shortly after went to DePaul University as a Speech and Drama major. She also studied acting for two years with Ted Liss. She worked with the theater company Les Nickelettes in San Francisco and originated the role of “Crystal Glitz” in The Didi Glitz Story: I’d Rather Be Doing Something Else based on Diane Noomin’s underground comix character Didi Glitz. After gaining an Equity card in Ed Bullins’ City Preacher at the famed Magic Theatre, Rose relocated to New York, studied with Julie Bovasso and Bill Hickey, and appeared in various showcases including a New Dramatist production, Public Transportation. Rose took some time away from the spotlight to fulfill her most important role as a mom, and returned to show business in Atlanta just as the city became known as the ‘Hollywood of the South.'”
Hannah Asleson is first up. Hannah is a really pretty, hard working, athletic actress with improv skills and just everything positive. I met her briefly at Dave Pileggi’s The Creative Movement studio. She teaches (or, taught) some kind of combination acting/yoga. I guess that’s not happening anymore. It’s great listening to Hannah’s perspective.
Brook Spivey is funny. She is taking time off to start her youngun off right — yay! But (like me, when I was first stuck at home with a toddler, living the civilian life… Years ago) i’m sure she felt the need to do something artistic, creative. So she started a podcast. She interviewed a lot of people, including myself. The podcast will launch on June 1. I don’t even know what platform yet, hopefully I can find it on my “podcast” app on my iPhone. Brooke, you will just have to let me know more.￼￼￼.
UPDATE: I found her podcast on my mac by just typing in “Brookita Talks” so it is easy to find even for the podcast-challenged!
I had new pictures taken; new headshots coming, and a couple of lifestyle pictures. Nice photographer, that @TracyBosworthPage ! I love that lady. Above is a picture Tracy fixed up for me in advance — she’s cool like that. 🙂
“Rose Bianco has many film and television credits, and is probably best known for her recurring role as Miguel’s hilarious grandmother in the highly successful Netflix series, Cobra Kai.
Rose was born in Chicago and moved around the country, working in theatre, commercials and occasionally television. For the past 20 years Rose has been living in Atlanta, Georgia, where she raised her children and then returned to the business of acting. This year, Rose appeared in season 3 of Cobra Kai, and has been able to shake off the pandemic blues by garnering roles in the movie Red Notice, as well as Doom Patrol and a new limited series, Dopesick (airing later this year on HBO Max and Hulu).
Rose will also be appearing in the upcoming film The Tomorrow War, with Chris Pratt and Sam Richardson. Her previous work includes recurring on BET’s Being Mary Jane, guest star spot in New Amsterdam, and a memorable cameo in Wandavision. Additionally she appeared in recently released films Capone, TheQuarry, and Greenland. This summer Rose will be working on an independent film, Haint; she is excited and pleased to be working with up and coming filmmaker Gaby McNicoll.”