Yesterday, I had an amazing time on the set of a feature length film. This is my first acting gig in a feature film. I was excited. Although I had two short scenes, I worked hard in both. The scene with no lines was purely visual cue, whereas the scene with lines made me very conscious of the way I'm delivering the lines. At some point, I was mindful and asked myself why can't I do this? We did several takes and I found myself getting stiffer and stiffer. In the end, we did one last take and moved on. I always tell myself not to pay attention to the emotions of delivering any sort of lines because it locks you into a certain mode; but on set, it is best to go with what the director has in mind. I need to adapt more. I need to listen more. I need to adjust more. I guess I was nervous? I know the more I do this, the easier it'll take--so I'm ready to put myself out there and get more experience. Afterall, practice makes perfect, right? I don't know how the scenes turned out--I am excited to watch the playback! :-)
After finishing the two scenes, I went home. I had a headache and was completely exhausted. I never knew that acting can be so draining, but it is and I love it.
I caught the flu, too: sore throat, semi-stuffy nose, and mucus. I caught it earlier in December, and I can't believe I caught another one. Guess I gotta rest and stay mute. I'm starting improv classes at Upright Citizens Bridgade Theatre tomorrow, so I don't know how this mute thing will work. Maybe it'll make the scene even funnier? Who knows. The class goes on for eight weeks with a final performance in the end of March. If you're in NYC and wanna come and watch it, let me know! It's always great to have friends in the audience. :)