Sunday, November 02, 2003

3rd Reversible.

The phone rang at 1:00 on Saturday afternoon. It was the casting agent (who's found my shirt and pants) asking me if I could go immediately to set as a stand-in. I was there fifteen minutes later. I rushed to the set and waited for about four hours before I was asked to help out with the blocking as part of the second team. It seems there were stand-ins after all, just not enough to cover for all of the principle actors (the first team) who were required in the scenes they were shooting.

(Tom Selleck wasn't one of them by the way. Neither was William H. Macy. James Rebhorn was there, but if he remembered my name this time around (Ha!!) he gave no sign.)

Much of my time was spent succumbing to the temptations of the craft table.

Near the end of the day, Jim was sitting with one leg crossed over the other and I could see that he had a piece of bright orange blocking tape stuck to the bottom of his shoe. I went over to him and yanked it off. The tape, I mean.

Says Jim: "Oh, thanks. That was there so I could always hit my mark.”

Says I: “And you never have to look down for it.”

We both yuck it up.

I guess you had to be there.


Still to Come


  • The old "Carrot Up the Bum" trick.
  • Christmas with Valerie Bertenelli 
  • Stuff I haven't done yet but hope to.

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