Actress Beth Furrer will appear on NBCs Grimm
Lake Oswego actress Beth Furrer spent a day on the set of NBC's new television show 'Grimm' recently and will appear in an upcoming episode.
Furrer, who regularly performs with Northwest Senior Theater, received an email saying that seniors were needed for the show, described as a cop drama with characters inspired by Grimms' fairy tales. The television series is shot in and around Portland and follows homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, played by David Giuntoli, who, as a descendant from a line of 'Grimms, ' fights to keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world.
'I let the email sit for a few days in my in basket,' Furrer said. She finally filled out the application and sent it in.
'It seemed that as soon as I hit the send button, the phone was ringing,' she said. 'Could I come in Monday? Sure!'
Furrer thought she might have had an edge by including on her application that she is a former member of the Screen Actors Guild. And certainly the photo she submitted with her application was a plus.
'I sent along a picture of me tap dancing in a silver costume,' she laughed.
Furrer, who grew up in Lake Oswego, has a bachelor of arts degree in drama from the University of Arizona; theater has been an avocation for her ever since. She lived in Tucson during the heyday of cowboy movies and had small parts in many films and television shows.
She moved back to Lake Oswego in 1975.
Her day on the set of 'Grimm' was a 'typical shooting day,' she said. 'There was a lot of sitting around. Maybe I worked for an hour and a half.' She was there from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
She says her on-camera time is brief; she plays the part of a well-dressed lady filing a police report with a detective.
'The stars come in and go past me into the glassed offices. I get up and walk out,' she said.
Furrer said she was uncertain when the episode would run. 'Grimm' airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on KGW Channel 8.