DETROIT -- Life was simpler for Pashon Murray when it was all about collecting food scraps and manure to make good, rich dirt.
Manure. For dirt.
But now that she's the face of Ford's playful YouTube spoof of Cadillac's polarizing "Poolside" TV spot for the ELR plug-in hybrid, things are more hectic.
Since Ford's video hit the Web in late March, Murray, founder of composting company Detroit Dirt, said she has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from media, talent agents casting commercials and businesses with consulting offers.
In the video, titled "Upside," Murray, 36, glides through the Team Detroit-produced video, delivering her lines smoothly and sarcastically in a spot-on sendup of the Cadillac ELR commercial before climbing into a Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid.
Although Murray appears to be a seasoned actress, she's a first-time performer.
"The director flew in from L.A. He was like, 'Pashon, at first I was concerned about you because you don't have any experience, but then you were like a natural,'" said Murray, whose company collects food scraps from businesses such as Ford, Team Detroit and General Motors. "I'm like, 'Hey, if they believed in me, then I have to step my game up and perform.'"