When I wrote my last post, I was on my way to film my second day on a French film called Un Jour En Societe. The location was about an hour an a half from where I live, at a pub that basically let us take over. My character is a waitress/ barmaid, so I pretty much hung out behind the bar all day, sometimes saying lines and interacting with other actors, but sometimes just standing there and trying to look like I belonged. They didn’t close the pub while we were there, so every once in a while, a real customer would come by with an order, and I would have to defer to an actual employee. However, as the day went on, I got to know where to find the different beer bottles and cans, their prices, and even got to pour a few draft beers. By the time I was wrapped, I even had a job offer. I am not currently planning on working in a bar, but it is nice to know that I have something to fall back on 😉
As far as the actual acting went, I was probably not the nicest employee/coworker/bartender, but it was a lot of fun to play someone and do things that I probably wouldn’t do. It was also a much bigger cast than my first day on this project, so I got to meet a lot of new people 🙂 Unfortunately, setting up and some scenes took longer than planned, so my last day of filming was postponed to this afternoon.
On Thursday, I went to see Trainwreck with my mom, then went back to the campground I spent my childhood at to have supper with some family friends. It kind of broke my heart a bit to not be a part of it anymore, especially when people who watched me grow up would come over and say hi. Not to mention the street that bears my name…
Friday and Saturday I worked on setting up my office in my room, editing some scenes for my demo reel, and went to see Southpaw. Originally I had no interest in seeing it, but we wanted to do the whole VIP thing, and it was actually surprisingly good, even for someone who doesn’t care for boxing. The performances were really touching, especially Oona Laurence, who plays the daughter. Every time her heart broke, mine broke with it.
Yesterday, a bunch of us went up to the top of Mont Saint-Hilaire for what will hopefully become a weekly tradition, before spending the day playing bocce ball and catching up with some family from out of town. I can’t wait for the weekend getaway that we are planning 🙂