I woke up from Ed's noisy couch bright and early this morning to head downtown for today's shoot. (Incidentally Ed talks in his sleep. Nothing entertaining, or even coherent for that matter, but I remember hearing him mumble.)
We shot all of today's scenes at a quirky little bookstore called "The Last Bookstore" in the heart of downtown L.A. Our scenes pretty much spanned the entire length of the movie - which is still so interesting to me as an actor. You know, not doing things from beginning to end.
Bonus - we filmed a scene where I had to eat a delicious blueberry scone.
I have also decided - and forgive me if I've mentioned this, because it's entirely possible that I have - that most of my part in this movie is me reacting to things. Which, really, is what acting is all about (Thank you Chris Lusk!), it's just interesting. I'm in virtually every scene in the movie and I don't really say all that much. Today was really no different. At one point Ed said, "Alright, do that same thing only slower, I just want to get a bunch of reaction shots from Greg," and I mentioned that we might consider renaming the movie "A bunch of reaction shots from Greg," as that's a large part of what I do.
It will not surprise you to know that I, in fact, do not have a trailer for this film. Incidentally I end up changing where I can find a private corner (and sometimes where I can't find a private corner). I had a number of costume changes at the bookstore and ended up stripping down behind an unused bookcase in the "employees only" section of the store. So adventurous.
Also funny: Since I slept at Ed's house I had to pack everything I'd need for the two days I was away from home. I forgot to pack a pair of shoes I needed and realized it with enough time to run home and grab them before heading out for the night. When I got home, I grabbed the shoes, set them on the kitchen counter to get myself a snack, and in typical fashion, left them sitting on the counter. So, I was walking around the bookstore for much of the morning in unshod feet. See if you notic
Lunch: Baja Chicken wrap at a delightful urban 9th floor cafe above the bookstore. Ed had pastrami - wouldn't have guessed that one.
Wrap time: 1:00