Day 4: Gansta Rap
Second homeless day. For some reason it was a little bizarre to film more stuff with Jim since we'd filmed his death scene the day before. But that's the way it goes.
Today I get discovered in the homeless tent by a pair of gang-bangin' drug dealers. (Try to be as white as possible when you read that sentence, it makes it funnier.) "Tim" and "Pete". They discover I can rhyme and we have a small, and on my part unintentional, rap battle. One of them, I forget which, is pretty hot-headed and doesn't like that I can rhyme better than he, so he pulls a gun on me. The prop gun was very realistic which surprised everyone and made acting like there was a gun pointed at my chest easier to believe.
Actors have to pull things from all kinds of places to be believable. I have, in fact, had a gun pulled on me in real life. It was while I was serving as a missionary in Argentina. Oddly enough when it happened I didn't feel scared. The guy stole my coat (which had delicious American chocolate in the pocket) and left. So, the fear you'd think I'd be able to pull from, wasn't associated with that situation. I did the best I could anyway.
Tim and Pete, in real life, are actually two of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Young industry guys just trying to do what everyone else in LA is doing. Not at all the hardened criminals you might see in the film. Though honestly the not-so-hot-headed one doesn't come across as very hardened in the film either. But it's all good, he's a good balance, in terms of characters, to the other one.
Fun day bein' white.
Lunch: Subway again. Ed likes Subway. Probably because he has coupons. Also, he always gets the same thing - 6" cold-cut combo on white bread. I try to mix things up a bit more than that. :)
Wrap Time: 11:30 a.m. SUPER early. Hooray for Ed's anal retentive planning tendencies!
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