What a month! I was supposed to be having a break in the UK; attending my Uncle and Aunt’s 60th wedding anniversary and visiting my friend, Michael, in Malta but my travel documents weren’t issued in time and I couldn’t leave the US as the adjustment of status for my Green Card application would have be considered “abandoned”. I have been waiting since I put the application in in May 2016 and I couldn’t bear the thought of having to start the process again!
So, I stayed in LA and quickly booked a commercial for an early learning academy which made the situation a little easier to bear. Then I was put on avail for a national commercial for a pharmaceutical company and another commercial for nail polish which kept up my enthusiasm. Sadly, I was released from both. Commercials are always hit and miss.
However, after having had to cancel my trip to the UK, I did receive the tremendously good news that I have been approved for my Green Card which is no mean feat in the current climate so that was a huge relief. There are a few, final, security clearances after which I hope to be able to say that I am, at last, a permanent resident of the United States of America.
Finally, at the end of July, I went to an LA screening of the short film, Carol Support Group, a pastiche on the film, Carol (2015). I play a group leader trying to control some very determined addicts who don’t really want help with their addiction at all! The film was very well received. You don’t have to know the film, Carol, inside out to understand the humour, the characters’ obsessions are all pretty clear. The screening was followed by a Q&A, then photographs and a Carol trivia quiz. The film is currently being shown at festivals and the writer/director, Allison Tate, is doing all she can to get her film into the hands of anyone involved in the making of Carol; the film is her homage to them all.