I love being on set. The talented people, the lights and cables, the sets and green screens. I like the lingo, the sounds, the synergy. Creative air. Work and play.
They are currently shooting a Sci-Fi with a debut director and a producer who is the real deal-- a veteran who was once, as a young man, an assistant to Orson Wells.
Margot Kidder plays the only human in the show, I believe. Although I didn't read the script, just got a synopsis from my hubby.
Anyway, Margot, who introduced herself to me as Margy (which is her actual name--Margot was a screen name she picked to sound cool), is truly a fun person. She was jovial, talkative and un celeb-like with the crew. I enjoyed talking with her about Hollywood politics, the oil spill, her grandkids and the story behind getting her role as Lois Lane, etc. She took the role in defiance of her first husband (a writer living in Montana) who treated her like the "little lady" who should stay home. She told him, "Get your own f---in' coffee" and ended up in Christopher Reeve's arms--for pay! Fascinating.
A seasoned performer who has been a part of cinema history, the way that she has, is like a well of info. And me, being a writer, a Sagitarius and a nosy so and so, get sooooo stoked to "tap that". You know what I mean!
I absolutely love movies, especially anything pre 1980s. The original Superman movies were favorites when I was a kid. And I loved her in Trenchcoat-- a comedy/ mystery. She has been there and knows "them". Her passion for acting added something to my life. An iconic, spunky woman in the screenplay of my own life.
So glad I met her and spent time with her today. I touched the hand that touched Superman. Oh, yes. Almost as good.
My man, Clark, has met a lot of cool people in his line of work. But this was really special to me.
She got a little snuggly with my man, but I forgive her. (;
Healthy, happy, and empowered mama...with a black belt in taekwondo.
I grew up in a big family in the Bay Area of California, attended college at BYU London, England and stateside. Then married my filmmaker/artist husband and have three sons who also love the arts. Creativity abounds in this house!
I'm a proud member of Writers Cubed and Co-Founder of the super cool and successful Teen Author Boot Camp. When I'm not doing my own writing I keep busy taking classes at BYU!
Life is good. (=