From the Fayes blog:
I was an extra on the set of The Master. If you’ve see the show Extras or done extra work or known someone who has, then you already know that extra work is not glamorous, it is depressing and is never a career move for aspiring actors or filmmakers, and it’s rarely fun. I was almost gone, moving away for what I thought would be forever, and had no interest in the gig. Also, I had no transportation and the shoot was up north. When you get a call for one of these gigs you have to ask what the film is about and who is making it. Out of curiosity I asked. When I was told that it was P.T. Anderson’s new film, staring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and that I had been selected for my “classic look,” the compliment went to my head and I became full of fantastic ideas about my all but sure discovery by my favorite American director as his protégé.