I shoot a lot of my scenes in Merlotte’s, which takes place on a sound stage in Hollywood. The exterior of Merlotte’s is on the backlot of the Warner Brothers lot. If we are shooting the interior bar scene, I’m usually one of the first actors to arrive. I like to get into costume first and then they bring me in to have my makeup and hair done. This can take a while with me because there’s so much to be done. Then we rehearse the scene on set while the crew watches and sets marks. We finish getting ready while the crew lights the stage and rehearses camera moves with our 2nd Team, who stand in for us actors. Once they are ready, we come back and commence shooting the scene from every angle. This repeats all day until the day’s work is done. We take our lunch about 6 hours after the main crew are called, which is about 8 hours after I arrived. So “lunch” could be 1am in the morning, if you are having a night shoot.
Tell us three things we might not know about you.
My favorite candy is Raisinets
I’m in charge of all things tech in my house
I used to work for the Girl Scouts of America in Macon, GA