The road to the silver screen

Internet search after Internet search led one local 15-year-old to a gig as an extra in an upcoming Hollywood comedy set to hit screens July 2.

Maddie Bayne, an incoming Wapakoneta High School sophomore, is interested in acting, and last May she had the opportunity to be an extra on the set of “Tammy,” a movie starring Melissa McCarthy, most famously known for her raunchy turn as Megan in Bridesmaids, and for playing Molly on CBS’ hit comedy “Mike and Molly,” and Susan Sarandon, a Hollywood mainstay.

According to Bayne, she began to look online for acting opportunities and found a lot; the problem was determining what was possibly a scam and what was the real deal.

“I found one that was in North Carolina, and I know North Carolina and Georgia are big acting spots, so I kind of figured it was real,” Bayne said. “I emailed the casting director and you’re supposed to have pictures of you in it, so I attached photos and I emailed her and asked her when it was and if I could be in it and stuff and she emailed me back and it happened to be on my birthday so my mom said we could go down and do it.”

For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 25 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.