Friday, March 5, 2010

How to sneak into Fox Studios

1. Know someone who works there (even if it's just temporary).
2. Have them get you a visitor pass. Ok, so it's not sneaking in technically.
3. Be seen eating lunch with them/walking around.
4. Make sure you look fabulous in pointy shoes and sunglasses (so they can't see your shifty eyes).
5. Start walking. But when you walk, walk fast and make it look like you know where you're going.
6. Don't ever pull out your map or look at the posted signs.
7. Don't dawdle, or look too interested in any one thing.
8. Pretend to be an extra and cross the fake New York street when they shout "Background Action!"
9. Don't freak out when you see someone famous (in my case, I only saw John Francis Daley of Bones, which they were filming, Freaks and Geeks, and Waiting). Ain't no big thang.
10. Don't get in anyone's way, introduce yourself to anyone, hit anyone up for a job no matter how much you want to.
11. Resist the urge to Maeby Funke your way into an executive position.
12. If you need a minute, pretend to text someone on your phone, but don't actually call someone.
13. Leave, still acting like you own the place. Even if you can't find your car in the parking garage for a good ten minutes.
14. Stay cool at all times even though you really are freaking out inside. EEEEEEEEEKKKK!

That was by far one of the coolest things I have ever done! I can't believe no one even questioned why I was walking around (looking like I had someplace to go). I had several cover stories ready just in case I got stopped by a security guard. I was Joss Whedon's niece. I got lost on the way to casting. I was a background player. I was visiting a friend. Anyway, it was magical. It felt like a college campus, only with nicer cars and rich people eating lunch in fake New York. The highlight, besides watching Bones being filmed and seeing the adorable John Francis Daley, was spotting Joss Whedon's parking place. His car wasn't there, but still. If it was, that's where it would be. Triiippy.


  1. John Francis Daley!! John Francis Daley!!! WHAT IN THE WHATTTTT....OH you lucky lucky duck. Is he as hot in person as he is on TV? Is he shorter? Taller? Balder? Fatter?

  2. He's adorable! He was in his little suit, and had his little script in his little hand. But no, he's pretty tall. I imdb'd him and it said he was 6'. Which is my minimum. I saw him from about 10 feet away, but he was pretty darn cute. He's only about two years older than us. I should have hit that...(because naturally that was an option).