And…Action! NIH’er Appears in New Movie
For years, Daryl Flood has turned his acting aspirations into “extra” work, popping up in TV shows, documentaries and movies. You can now spot this NIH’er as a background actor in Wonder Woman 1984.
A record and information management specialist for the Executive Secretariat in OD, Flood keeps busy outside of work raising his six children while pursuing his acting dreams. Flood didn’t have to travel far for his latest project, which was filmed in and around D.C. prior to the Covid pandemic.
“We were treated like VIPs and [enjoyed] the best food, free, all day. But it wasn’t all glamorous,” Flood said. Filmed over the summer, the movie is set in the fall. Flood said he felt unbearably warm for hours at a time in his fall wardrobe and wig on steamy summer days.
Flood spent 16 long days on set. “Always with filming, you have to prepare to do at least 14 hours [each day]: 2 for wardrobe and makeup and 12 for filming,” he said. “You have to really want to do this type of work and be physically and mentally prepared for it.”
He especially enjoyed working with movie director Patty Jenkins and Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, and seeing the inner workings of film production, as the crew descended on various D.C. neighborhoods, blocking off downtown streets and thoroughfares.
On the second day of filming, Flood became eligible for Screen Actors Guild membership. He intends to join the union soon to take his acting career to the next level.
To read more about this aspiring actor, see: Daryl Flood Loves His 'Extra' Work.—Dana Talesnik