I did this scene as part of a class. The male voice you hear off-camera in the beginning is the casting director, Stephen Vincent, giving me notes about raising the stakes. I considered cutting this part, but I actually think it is fun and shows how I take adjustments.
The part where my hand flies up and smacks my face is supposed to simulate the woman I am talking with coming in for a kiss and inadvertently smashing me in the lip with her head. I did this scene as part of a class with casting directors Jenn Presser and Caitlin Well.
It’s a comedy, but this is one of the more serious scenes. Nice to play with that balance.