July 28, 2011: The Transporter – Episode #2 – 12 Hours – Day Two!
Let’s kick off today’s entry with a (sort of) pic of Tara Yelland – actress, entertainer, stupendous stand-in, and princess (For real!)…
We started the morning with the reception area so that we could shoot out Francois Berleand who heads back to France today. Another great Tarconi scene. Apparently, before leaving, Francois let it be known that he had a terrific time on set, in no small part due to his interaction with Director Bruce McDonald (who seems to be gaining a lot of fans amongst the cast and crew).
Too busy today to get any work done on the Payback rewrite. Just like yesterday. So far, I’m 0-2 with ten days to go before I prep my next block.
You do the math.
We were about to shoot our first scene in Rousseau’s office when the dulcet strains of a street corner musician rose up to greet our first take. We waited while someone went downstairs to talk to the guy (pay him to go away?). It reminded Rob of an experience he had when he was shooting something downtown across from a condom shop. Apparently, the owner of the condom shop was playing some loud music. The production asked him to turn it down. He refused. They offered him $50. He demanded $850. They refused. He turned up the music REALLY LOUD. They caved.
We were shooting at the elevators so these guys had to wait a while before they could go down to the lobby. They were all: "This is an outrage!". And I was like: "Seriously. Where does that guy have to be?"
Another thumbs-up day from Bruce.
We actually finished early today. Our first early day! That’s the good news.