Sunday, 8 April 2012

Game of Thrones 2

For those of you who dont like silence heres a little something for you to listen to as you read (to put you in the mood).

GAME OF THRONES MUSIC

Day two was different to the first day as there was a much bigger cast involved. We were also shooting at a different location which meant we had a 6.15am pick up time from the hotel, which when you filter in that I didn't get to the hotel till 11:30 the night before felt alot earlier - but it was definitely worth it! To confuse you on day two we filmed the first scene you saw me in. It took a whole day to film from me watching a certain ginger having sex through to the killing of the baby - who was adorable and very well ebhaved. The freaky doll they had though was HORRIBLE!

As a quick side tangent I have to pause and tell you about the Taxi drivers who work for GOT as they were a huge part of what made the experience as a whole so amazing for me.  Eric picked me up from the airport on my first visit and is one of loveliest, softest hearted people I have ever met. As they added on two extra scenes and I was still in my first month of work at AW I felt very bad about asking for the time off and had to make sure I didn't leave work early on the Wednesday and was back at my desk bang on time on the Friday. The problem with this was that Belfast airport didn't have late enough or early enough flights to handle this, so some poor guy had to drive me to Dublin each trip. Eric drew the short straw and had the pleasure of doing the 3 am run with me on both trips and if he hadn't been there talking to me the whole way i'd not have got through it half so well. Id been fighting a cold the whole time I was shooting GOT and the night after my last shoot I think I lost half my body weight in sweet as my body finally gave in to fever. Eric took my a 24 hour Tesco on the way to the airport so I could stock up on cold tablets (which for no sane reason do not exist in Holland) and some Heinz tomato soup, as that's what we always had when we were sick as children.

Now the taxi driver doing the arrivals half of this drive was equally lovely but definitely crackers (in a good way). He was telling me all about the floating Titanic hotel he wanted to have which like many of his amazing ideas was suffering only trough his lack of funds. I told him I had an amazing hair brained idea I wanted to float to but was suffering from the same problem. My idea came about on an AW shoot as Adam had a cold and looked terrible. I said he needed somewhere to go where he'd be given a hot drink and be tucked into bed. Thus my idea was born. Men who were working away from home or were single or newly from their mothers could go and be tucked into bed for a sleep with a hot drink by either an understanding sexy women, 'your boss doesn't know what he's talking about your brillient' or some one who was nicely maternal looking. Well over the course of the car journey he had me in stitches coming up with the name of the place and an entire advertising campaign!

When I arrived for my last day he had turned the board over that said GOT on it and had written, 'Eden, it's only natural' on the back. I came out of arrivals, clocked this and started laughing like a fool. So thank you xx

Day two was nice as an old model friend of mine was there and I hadn't seen her since we worked for models first together (reminder here) and also the model who's advert had gotten me the job in the first place. Joining us were a whole host of adorable naked extras who were the girls of the brothel, some of their customers, some gold clocks and the ugliest doll in the world. The  soldiers looked very threatening in all their chain mail, especially when they charged towards me, one of the guys said I looked petrified as he marched in my direction (even with the fact he kept getting caught up in his cape). While waiting for the director to shout action I was stood in the corridor surrounded my soldiers and took the opportunity to ask one of the soldiers if I could touch his chain  mail as it looked so fun and I wanted to see if it was as heavy as it looked. Unfortunately I was exactly the right size for my innocent request of 'please can I touch you'  to be the most inappropriate thing in the world as I'd raised my hand as I'd spoken intending to touch the vale on his face but was exactly at crotch height as I finished speaking - oops!

Oh on another side note of people to be thanked - THANK YOU RACHEL!!! She was in charge of me and my costume (or lack there of) and would magically appear as soon as cut was shouted with a warm dressing gown and sometimes a hot water bottle.

As there were lots of different elements to this scene unlike in my first visit I was able to take a long break while they filmed the parts of the scene I wasn't needed for.  There was lots to film which the finished product doesnt really highlight - all the sexy ladies in the background, the men walking around, each one was working their socks off, so the back ground of each shot is just right. The moment when I walk down the hall was filmed an uncountable amount of times. Some guy had the job of ensureing the candels were always the same length as in previous shot and the ladies were all doing same things each time. They put some tracks down on the floor at one point so the camera could float ahead of us. This leads to a smooth shot from the camera but I am very bad at walking over tracks with out being allowed to look down to see where they are. This is something I can now add to my resuma along with peach eating!

The director asked if I might stay on a day to finish off (we filmed the opening bit last of all) but as I was still new at AW they decided to crack on and order pizza! I was dead on my feet by this point and so between takes of looking at the sex couple and being left behind I was nomming on pizza behind a pilla. Ohh speaking of behind, re watch that opening shot and take in the wonderment of all the extras behind. They re dressed that room with new furnature and extras just for the sake of back ground its incredible the detail they went to (all extras like me were nomming on pizza between takes).

I have one more day to tell you about next week. Thankyou so much for all your kind words. xx

38 comments:

  1. Masie Dee,Another great post.It cheered me up no end as the central heating failed on Friday and I am without heating at present.I will survive though.It took me a while to figure out what nomming is as well Lots of love (and nomming).Garyxxx

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  2. "Hi diddle de, dee, an actor's life for Dee!"

    Sounds like you had a ball. It doesn't matter about spoilers as, by the time I get round to the DVD's, I'll have forgotten the plot anyway. I haven't heard any bad things about GOT either so it's defintiely on my list.

    So has all this given you the acting bug? I'll keep scanning The Woolpack just in case you turn up there. You never know!

    That Eden venture sounds good too, I'd love to see you floating that on Dragon's Den! xxx

    Dogbee signing off!

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  3. A lot of work/time goes into a couple of mainstream movie/TV doesn't it? That will make you watch movies a tad differently I guess. A lot of that stuff you'd only notice if it wasn't there, that's what good background (and sfx) does.

    I think the freaky doll you speak of several times is *supposed* to look freaky btw ;-) When you speak of a certain ginger I tend to think of Dahlia, but I suppose you're referring to Lacie ? Too bad she got killed early on, then again lotsa people die in this series don't they?

    So the costumes of the soldiers are ok in that they suitable frighten people? They're not only for protection you know, they're supposed to be intimidating. Worked fine for you ;-)
    (and looking petrified is prolly needed in some of your scenes, right??)

    The part about the soldier get caught in his cape reminded me of Super Grover from Sesame Street :) I'm weird like that, I know.

    You had your own care-taker/assistant? Niiiice ;-) I reckon it be rather cold with skimpy clothes on such sets yeah. Walking track can be difficult but it's good to know they wanted such a shot of you, that means you'll be on TV properly ;)

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  4. Just watching the latest episode....oh Masie, did you write that spanking scene in yourself? ;-)

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  5. When that evil little sh*t Joffry get's what's coming to him, I am going to cheer.

    You were great, kiddo. :-)

    Steve-In-MA-USA

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