1. We have no idea what we’re doing next week, or even tomorrow.
2. Everyone thinks our job is exciting, but when our alarms go off at 4am we want to cry.
3. Sometimes we have to double-check our maps, to make sure we've arrived on location and not at a local trailer park.
4. But once we find the dining bus, we know we'll be OK.
5. When an assistant director tells us to go straight to hair and make up at 5.45am, we hear, "Go and get yourself a coffee and some breakfast".
6. We don’t mind being called extras or supporting artists or background…
7. ...but if we get chatting to a lead actor, we’ll casually imply that we’re not extras, and that we've had three castings to get this job.
8. We store iPhones in our tights underneath our period drama costumes.
9. The beer in the bottle we've been sipping for hours on set? It's fake.
10. We know what's happening in the new Bond movie waaaaay before you.
11. We roll our eyes at the extras who talk nonstop about the time they worked really closely with Johnny Depp at Pinewood, or wherever.
12. We occasionally mistake actual celebrities for runners on work experience.
13. And sometimes the leading actors get really nervous in front of us.
14. If we end up playing Dakota Johnson's bottom or Cameron Diaz's hair, we won't be able to tell you about it.
15. We get paid extra if the production team gives us a haircut.
16. We occasionally accept jobs just to meet potential dates.
17. And if we get given depressing clothes, we'll cry in our costume fittings.
18. We love it when an argument breaks out over payments when we’re getting our timesheet signed.
19. Sometimes we’re really surprised by the roles we’re given.
20. But when it comes down to it, we actually learn loads on set.
21. And although we threaten to quit from time to time, we're never really going to give up that feeling you get when you wrap at the end of a 12-hour shoot.
Note: This post was written under a pseudonym.