Worked on the feature film HOP today. Recently whenever I show up on set, people from all departments remember me from other projects we've worked on. One of the cameramen knew me from HEROES, there were other familiar faces too but the highlight was the 1st A.D., Michelle. I instantly remembered her from the film BOUNCE. I worked on the last day of shooting on that film, the day Ben Affleck gave her his car, a sporty red convertible Mustang just because she liked it so much!! That was several years ago. She said she still has that car, her son is driving it now.
HOP was a fun set to work on. Everyone was friendly, the director was just adorable and everyone seemed to be having a good time. His wife was part of the casting process and ended up playing the role I originally auditioned for. Once again, the food was amazing. The cater from New Orleans threw down (lunch) like it was some one's family reunion. I'd better do a lot of walking while in New York which shouldn't be problem.
Another one of today's highlights was listening to a young actor excitedly call his "dudes" throughout the day to tell them his scene was with Chelsea Handler. The rest of the time he was rehearsing his lines over and over again. Then he found out he would be missing out on an audition tomorrow because he had to return to the set of HOP. They weren't going to get to him today. (Just like me on that SONY spot yesterday). It happens sometimes. He was freaking out because he didn't want to audition for this part he felt he was right for on tape. He wanted to do it in person. As we were signing out, I apologized for ease-dropping (even though I couldn't help but hear him through our thin honey-wagon walls) but I told him Steven Spielberg cast me from a tape for The Terminal and I gently reminded him that the director for this movie was not in the room when we auditioned. He was so appreciative for that. See? Ask Stage Mom, I'll hook you up. One of the things I found out about him is that he's a comic, so I invited him to do a set at Laugh-A-Latte. It was so nice to be a witness to his passion for his work and this business. I have a feeling we will be seeing more of him. I'll let you know when I do.
Well God has been showering me with blessings lately. He obviously has a plan. My cup runneth over. I've got jobs, money and peace of mind. Now I can to NY and give to my Mom.