What did you do today?
I stood outside and pretended to yell and cheer.
It kinda looked like this — I was with a group of people miming mass excitement in a commercial shoot in Brooklyn — but nothing else was remotely the same.
See the blue sky in that photo? We never saw that today.
It was all grey clouds and showers…and often heavy showers. And on this particular shoot, we had nowhere else to go. No comfy, dry holding area for us. So we had to stand around outside, huddled under umbrellas, waiting for the rain to pause to get the shot.
Think about it. We had to stand outside — stand — in the rain for 10 hours.
Acting is so glamorous.
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Where were you at the crack of dawn?
I was in Times Square, shooting a commercial. Now I’m in a van headed to our second location.
Did I mention who is directing the spot? The same guy who directed “Thriller” for Michael Jackson.
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Today I’m doing background work on an American Express commercial.
We’re shooting a faux concert at a theatre in New Jersey, so there are a lot of us. After the numbers reach a certain level, it’s more about crowd control than acting.
So, to entertain myself, I decided to adopt a different personality for the day. None of these folks know me, so no one will realize the difference, right?
I decided to be shy and introverted…quiet even. Keep to myself. Not be the loud one for a change.
I’m not that good of an actor.
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