Well, there’s not been anything EPIC to blog about since my experience on “10 Years Younger” until now.
Last week, I filmed for two days on this (what is all the buzz) new media endeavor of one of the first “real” online movies (est. time about 30 mins). This production will not only make media history, but it will be all the rage with many. A clear combination of musical, comedy, drama, moral story, villians, superheroes, the damsel and a full cast of homeless folk, shelter volunteers and important townsfolk.
The music and lyrics, movements, the stunts, the essence that can only be captured by none other than THE Joss Whedon.
Neil Patrick Harris plays “Doctor Horrible”
Nathan Fillion plays “Captain Hammer”
Felicia Day plays “Penny”
I was blessed to have played a volunteer at the Homeless Shelter Soup Kitchen and another short scene where I’m (I think?) featured. I can’t divulge too much just for the sake of Mr. Whedon’s privacy, but you’ll probably see it, nonetheless.
Here’s how it went down, for your die-hard Whedon fans out there:
PA: We need a good strong woman.
Me: Right Here!
PA: Ok, let’s go to set.
Me: Placed and ready.
1st AD: You ok with this?
1st AD: What’s your name?
Me: Norma Jean
Nathan: Hi, Norma Jean
Me: Hi Nathan, very nice to meet you.
Nathan: So, you’re ok with this?
Me: I’m a New Yorker, nothing scares me.
Me: What’s my eye line?
Joss: Right at Nathan.
Me: Ok, I’m ready.
1st AD: Ok, let’s run a practice real quick.
Me and Nathan rehearse it, laugh…ready to roll.
1st AD: Ok, let’s shoot it!
Roll camera, action!
Joss comes over and shakes my hand.
“Great work Norma Jean, really great.”
Me: Thank you so much, I really appreciate the opportunity.
(all the while I’m jumping OUT of my skin…HOLY CRAP! I just did some work for Joss Whedon? How the hell did THIS happen? How does a meager girl from Upstate NY get to this spot. I was reflecting on that a LOT! I felt that same way when I got a hug from Tom Hanks…it’s just incredible the things that have happened for me since last year when I quit working for the man to pursue my dreams)
Me to Nathan: Nathan, could I have a picture with you?
Nathan: Sure, you got a camera?
Me: Yes, I’ll get it and be right there!
Here’s the prize for a 14 hour day:
Fans, eat your hearts out.
My fellow musical lovers/actors…be prepared to be dazzled…this is going to be HUGE!!!
The songs and lyrics are incredible. The electricity of the actors unmatched and certainly, noone does a story like Joss Whedon. His directorship was superb!
Someone pinch me, I’m a small town girl who just made some Hollywood history.
Love to all,