Even though I studied film in college, and earned my degree in RTVF, I haven’t done a thing in television or film since leaving school, and I doubt I ever will. I left most of that behind. I don’t keep in touch with most of those people. But a continuing surreal thing that happens is that every now and then I see someone I know/knew/vaguely remember from school in a role on TV or in a movie. It’s weird for me because it’s usually a small role, it’s TV or a movie, and I have a terrible memory for names and a mediocre memory for faces, so sometimes I think I’m just weirding out. Usually, though, if I remember enough of the person’s name to do a search, it turns out I’m right.
Last night I finally got around to watching my TiVoed pilot of Six Degrees or 6 [degree symbol] or whatever it’s choosing to call itself these days, and as Carlos got a cupcake for his birthday, I glanced at his coworkers behind him and one of them looked very familiar. I zoned out on the show for a second, remembering how that girl was from Boulder and had a really unusual voice and trying to think of her name, when off-screen, someone said something to Carlos – just a quick line – and it was that really unusual voice and hey! it’s got to be that girl!
She was in my Analysis & Performance of Literature class (forever to be known as Anal Perf) during the fall of my freshman year. She had cool vintage clothes and that weird voice and her performances were always very good. I still can’t remember her damn name, though. Kristen, maybe?