Thursday, October 04, 2007

Movie Stars In The Making

NOT! Yesterday we spent the day at a "shoot". We were all asked to be "background" for a movie. We said, sure why not, should be fun. My Knight didn't come along because he was working. Still Waters couldn't take a day off at the "U.S.". Soaring Amongst The Clouds didn't have classes, so she came along. Daughter of the King, G.I. Joe and the Warrior, brought their school work with them. But the time we got to our destination, they were almost done with their school work. They are diligent students. Praise The Lord they take after their daddy. :o)

Fun it was. We looked at it this way, "Why not get paid for sitting around doing nothing." They've asked us not to say anything about what we saw or who we saw. I will say this, this is not typically the sort of movie I would watch. We haven't seen part I or part II. I guess we'll see part III cause we'll be in it. LOL! We weren't allowed to take pictures or talk to the "stars". Even so, we had a great time.

We were in what they called the holding area for 4 hours before they needed us on the set. We were all outside, but under a pavilion. It a very hot day with very little breeze. But we were in the shade, so that was very good. They had quite and assortment of danishes, bagels, cream chesses, fruits, chips and drinks. We had plenty of food and snacks through out the day. We had taken some cards, puzzle books and MP3 players. All that helped to pass the time. While we were there, I ran into a mom that I hadn't seen in ages. She was there with her three children. So we had a great time catching up.

We only spent three hours on the set, but to tell you the truth, it went rather quickly. I guess cause it was all new to me. I just enjoyed being there and see how "things" work. Let me tell you, it's hot easy being an actor. You have to do things over and over and over and over... you get the picture (pun intended). It was hot. We were all hot, but at least we didn't have people trying to comb our hair, add more make-up, fix our clothing, etc. I think it would drive me nuts to have someone hanging on me like that all day! I tell you, I'm glad it's them and not me.

After the shoot we had the option of staying with the filming crew and eating a catered dinner or going home. I soooooooo wanted to stay and eat, BUT I have two picky eaters. So we decided to get our paper work done and head on home. I later phoned my friend and she told me I missed out on some GREAT food. They had ribs, grilled chicken, potatoes, macaroni, cesar salad, rolls, and delicious assortment of desserts. Mmmmm... next time I'll stay for the food too.

All in all we had a wonderful time. I thought my children would not want to EVER do anything like that again. I was wrong. They all (except for Daughter of the King) said they'd love to do it again. Daughter of the King said she's not interested. I think it's because when she babysits, she makes in 5 hours what we made in 9 hours. Smart girl! BUT does she get the catered food too? :o)


The Gatekeeper said...

Hahaha, the catered food is always wonderful. You should have stayed because they let you take some home. When the movie comes out you will have to tell us all about it. Fun!

The Gatekeeper said...

Oh, check out Lady Gatekeeper's (that's me) new post. I posted it because I was thinking of you and your knight. Last time I read he was sick. I prayed. That's not what the post is about though. Come visit.

The Atavist said...

That sounds like fun, Ladg~g. Not many movies are filmed where we live, so I will likely never get the chance to observe first hand as you did. Glad you and yours had a good time.

oneblessedmamma said...

I wish I had known you were going....I almost went too. Turns out for the better though as I had sick kids-a recurring theme at our house and the reason I am not on my way to Precept this morning.