My piece needed a young 20s 'Missy' that could be mousy, funny, and feel like she was circa 1972. I started websurfing all the improv comedy club troupes in Los Angeles -- like Second City, The Groundlings, etcetera. This was the precise advice I received from my dream somebody 'Missy' Charlyne Yi -- that hilarious young personality (on the left) I kindly/gently approached in San Diego a while back.
But I wouldn't give up. I kept looking. Then I discovered this --
-- and heard absolutely nothing. Sadface. Look, I'm not expecting people to jump and say ABSOLUTELY, but if you pay someone the compliment of a starring role in a 25 minute piece, they might find a quick way to say thanks but no thanks.
Then a month or so back I learn that she's on her way to SNL. Ahh. Now I get it. She wasn't just 'too busy' to reply to my request... she was actually too busy to reply to my request.
Anyhow, the talent scout in me takes a bow. I hope people will find my iSpy casting as... inspired.