My friend Blake Barbosa who is an aspiring actor, decided to “kidnap” me and take me down to Miami to the set of Adam Shankmans $200 million dollar budgeted movie/musical Rock of Ages starring Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones a few weeks ago. He had been an extra – actually a featured extra – a few times on set, and he knew through the grapevine that they needed more for this particular night/scene that they were shooting… “Don’t worry Ginger, just wear black clothes and a lot of heavy eyeliner cause they just need “80’s rockers” as extras…You’ll blend in with everyone else….” So, yes – he kidnapped me and took me down to the set and we went to casting… Apparently he knew the casting guy who was checking people in – I think his name was “Moose??”… “can you use another person?” he asks.. and “Moose” looks at me and says – “yes, we need her to be a MOTHER!” WHAT?!?!??!?!??!?!? ugh. fast forward 2 1/2 hours later. wardrobe. makeup. hair. I am now completely transformed and a “featured” extra on this huge production. Blake could barely contain himself and thought it was the most hysterical thing he’s ever seen…
I seriously could have killed him…. But, all in all – I had a great time! I hung out with some great people, including Drag Queen and Personality Elaine Lancaster… I got to be a featured extra on a HUGE production in scenes along-side Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Cruise and Russel Brand among many others that night. Good times.
It was also a great learning experience.. I got to see a movie set IN ACTION… learned alot of little secrets of how things are done… what goes into filming a minute long scene, etc.. it’s crazy. And it’s changed how I see movies now. seriously. I also got to feel what it’s like to feel different – a character… on the other side of the camera….
One more thing off my bucket list I suppose!
It also got me thinking about how “I” could be that photographer running around taking the stills and promo shots on set….. hmmmmm…….
yep, I manifested it and it came true…. That will be my next post! 😀
until next time,
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