part of my job is to make sure no one takes photos on set other than the unit photographer. when we are shooting in a public place it’s impossible but on stage or on the back lot at the Louisiana Film Studios you must obey my authoritay!! With over 70 extras it’s not an easy task but I make best effort. Last night I broke my own rule – I took photos on the set. I had to – it is such an impressive set. We are shooting the battle scenes that take place in the courtyard of General Garza’s (DAVID ZAYAS) palace. So I am posting a couple of shots I took with the IPhone I hate…
We have 3 more weeks of shooting left – the majority of which will include all of the guys. One thing I love about Sly’s scripts is that no matter how many heads roll (literally) there’s always an element of humor. Who knew that Jet Li and Seve Austin were funny?? Actually Steve makes me laugh more than anyone on set. He’s a totally anchored to the earth living on a ranch in South Texas kind of guy with a big body and a bigger heart. And a sassy sense of humor. Even when Sly and he are beating the bejesus out of each other.
To while away the hours during night shoots I began doing little impromptu interviews with the guys in between setups. GIves me a chance to get some quotes and find out how they see their characters while giving me a little glimpse into who they are as people. Barney Ross (SLY) is the sage and strategist of the team. Lee Christmas (JASON STATHAM) is former SAS and a savant with anything with a blade. Toll Road (RANDY COUTURE) is the intellect of the group, a skilled and deadly demolitions expert. Hale Caesar (TERRY CREWS) is a long barrel specialist who has been friends with Barney for over 10 years. Ying Yang (JET LI) is a master at close quarters combat, who because of his size is the brunt of jokes from the bigger guys. But they all know he can be as deadly with a kick as they are with traditional weapons. Gunnar (DOLPH LUNDGREN) is a combat veteran and an expert at precision sniping. He’s also the problem child of the group.
No news on Church. Oh and the guy who said my blog is poorly written…piss off!!