Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Walk of Shame


The last commercial I did, left me wretched and scarred from the experience. It was Once Upon a Time ago, but those few days camped in the studio, shook the last remnants of naivety out of a delusioned youth.

I played the main lead in a cast of 7. Simple script, copied wholesale from the American version, where the magican walks across an uncovered bench of thirsty people waiting for a bus. I ended up at a vending machine that threw up cold bottles of the advertised soft drink which were gratefully received by that greedy lot.

It took 2 full days after some taichi, politicking and little cajoling to cast me away to the bench. The director decided I couldnt do the WALK and replaced me with his friend who was initially 'benched'. There I was thinking I had the swagger of James Dean on Speed, when there was this Caesarian plot going right under my crotch.

Months later, I bumped into them at a seedy joint. They were tongue wrestling each other and pretty much oblivious to my presence. Well, I didnt have a handbag to smack their pretty little faces so I cat pounded myself to the bar.

The TV ad ran for 2 short months. The drink flopped and only in the last few years it made a comeback into the local market. I was paid as per my contract as the lead while Brutus the Nutmeg got his dues, as per contract in the secondary role.

Perhaps there's little money in politics. Only airtime.

16 comments:

raksaksabiskut said...

tsk tsk tsk...how can you NOT have your handbag with you at a moment like that?? did you leave it in the washroom again?

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

ohmyGawd!!! you are an actor??? ohmyGAAAAAWWWWDDDDD!!!!!

*hyperventilates*

a real, live actor in our midst!!!

sic6sense said...

Actually, i shud have smacked them with their handbags.Not actorlah, i was what they called 'talent'.
Long long time ago.:p

tigerjoe said...

So, you do carry a handbag around.

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

itu advertisement apa? kickapoo?

now that the euphoria is gone, i forgot what i wanted to say.

[Is]landa said...

i tot it was ur brother who got the lead?

sic6sense said...

tiger, No. i dont have princesses as my handbag.

windy ride, not kickapoo. Hint: Bette Davis Eyes.

ylanda, that was another ad. In fact, i think that was the first one.

JekyllHyde said...

That nutmeg looks very obscene! Anyone else think so? I hope I'm not the only one...

Ms J said...

that nutmeg looks very 'vulva' if you know wot i mean. Oh sic6sene, does this mean, as a TALENT, you are CUTE????? damn! i missed the boat huh.
(getik pregnant woman abroad)

bayangkan yang dingin said...

I am scouring the dim recesses of my mind now for any recollection of said ad.

I can almost hear the theme song... but can't quite place the... visuals. :D :P

lilyliverbird said...

you got a brother sic? is he cute and is he single?

Leen Ash Burn said...

The nutmeg looks erm, fresh.

Can't think of the ad lah, which one is this eh?

sic6sense said...

what nutmeg?? where? :D

talent could mean i look like a clown or just different. the bro is not available, unfortunately.

the ad was from last millennium. some of you werent around then.

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

i know the ad so well (oh God! am i that old!) because i love the song.

but alas, can't remember much of the faces in the ad though. tsk ... old age old age!

never mind the brother, i'll have sic.

sic6sense said...

windy ride, the ad was pretty much unmemorable. the better ones i did was when i was a kid out of diapers. didnt know what was going on then.

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