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Like an episode of Extras…

…almost, but not quite.

Ricky Gervais was nowhere to be seen today in my couple of hours as an extra in the film I’m co-writing, Big Society – The Musical!

The scene I was taking part in was on the plateau outside the magnificent St George’s Hall (glorious architecture – I’ve lived on Merseyside for over 20 years and it still takes my breath away).

We were acting out a demonstration against the closure of a fictional children & young people’s centre – it took me back to my student days, waving placards!

The brief from First Take was for us was to wear something in muted tones – black, brown, that sort of thing – and also a warm coat in a similar hue. 

I looked out of the window this morning and the sun was out; phew, I thought – thank goodness for that. (I don’t have a plain dark coat, just animal print ones which wouldn’t fit the scene)
It’s BOUND to be warm enough if I wear a cardigan and a pashmina I assured myself smugly.
No. It really wasn’t. I’d been way too cocky for my own good. (I’m defrosting at home as I write this)
Happily the scene was shot very quickly, and we were all made up to have the first segment of music and singing in the can; it’s all been speech so far up until now. It felt like we reached a real landmark today.
Very, very exciting!
I’ll be reprising my extras role on 30th November, to film more scenes. Unfortunately I’ll have to wear the same flimsy clobber I foolishly wore today so  I’m going to invest in some thermal undies…

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2 comments on “Like an episode of Extras…

  1. You know, just to be able to write the phrase, ‘I don’t have a plain, dark coat, just animal print ones which wouldn’t fit the scene.’ KUDOS KLAXON However, I am wondering at which university pashminas were de rigeur … Cathy xxx

  2. cathbore
    November 19, 2011

    Ha! Pashminas should be universal, mine saved my bacon today! It’s ‘method’ and passes as a scarf under the right director ;-)

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