The song “Happy” plays in my house many times throughout the week, mostly on repeat while my 8 year old and almost 2 year old dance and twirl until they are dizzy and short of breath. They say “again, again . . . ” and I can’t help but be brought into the dance party by the infectious joy of that song. There is something about Pharrell Williams and his music that is so open, joyful and accessible, from young to old! His style, presence, message is very inspiring to me and seeing how “Happy” has swept the world, I see most others feel the same.
So, when I got a call to drive across town on a Friday afternoon in Los Angeles for an audition, instead of my response to my agent saying “no thank you, not in rush hour traffic”, as soon as I heard it was for Pharrell’s next music video, I said “I’ll be there”, and I made it happen.
After a super fun dance call to his new song “Come Get it Bae”, I showed up the following day to the call back and was brought in the room to dance by myself with Pharrell lounging on a couch with his beautiful wife beside him and uber chic and talented choreographer Fatima Robinson. Not your typical audition with the artist beaming a huge smile from ear to ear while dancing for him and his crew. He was gracious, present and very sweet. I couldn’t help but smile and giggle back and just have a ball dancing to his tune. So funny. My daughters would be proud! :)
Needless to say, I booked the job and had a blast that day! Pharrell was super fun and so praising, kind, and cool. Love his music and very "happy" to be part of the dance. Go on Pharrell!!! Watch me and the gals get our dance on in the video below.