I love Google and I was so happy when I heard I landed an acting role for one of their international, internal campaigns. They changed the shooting date for me three times – thank you to the best agent Brodie for trying in every way possible to make it work! You can say my schedule is a bit crazy with travel and hostessing at the moment.
Here are some behind the scenes shots I wanted to share. First, we shot the video.
Clothing was all my own – I placed an order on Zappos.com – thank goodness for their 2 day free shipping! I’m so glad the pieces I ordered worked – they mentioned poppy colors and I am a pro when it comes to picking out lounge clothes – story of my life. Also clothing is a write off when you work in the industry (so are manicures, facials, dry cleaning, makeup and even plastic surgery – so mentioned my accountant, wow!).
I also ordered these shoes by Minnetonka and wore them around the house set between takes. They are so comfy! They run a half size smaller so if you typically wear an 8.5 in flip flops or boots, you’d want to order a half size down, my 8’s were perfect (which I typically am for closed toed heels).
The Google shoot was for internal use so you won’t see it unless you sell Android devices then you may see this quick demo clip of Google TV features. I pretty much wake up, check my phone and love playing a racing game. I also have a dog – this little actor’s name is Dapper and he belongs to the videographer Alejandra Vidal.
We met about five years ago (she started as a photographer) and we became friends. I was elated to know she was working on this project with the creative minds at Mindspace Agency.
I had to play the game quite a bit, so I started playing the game while my hair and makeup was getting done. Clearly I was concentrating.
This gorgeous house belongs to stylist SFawnD whose home is in the Encanto District – so historic and lovely. I should have taken a photo of the outside but if you look at her IG feed, you’ll see bits and pieces of her home, so very charming! She set up one of her rooms with the most colorful pieces of work, pens, books, I was playing a children’s illustrator and graphic designer so that wasn’t too far of a stretch.
I met Dapper the day before the shoot so we could warm up for our 8 hour day we would have together.
Oh, and it was his birthday we celebrated in the film…
But really, can we talk about how I got to hang out and act for 8 hours in lounge clothes? My nail polish color is Nicole by OPI in My Claim To Flame. It’s a bold orange/red.
I really want a pup now, and I crazy miss my little Paris. Dogs are such special creatures aren’t they?
The following week which was last week, it was the print shoot.
I got to work with Corinna B, who I worked with many years ago when I did a quick mini-series talk show for SheKnows. We have fun together, can you tell?
The photographer was Eric Cassee who is incredibly talented and gives incredible direction. I feel so honored to be in front of his camera and work with him.
When I returned home I immediately wiped off my makeup and changed clothes. We had dinner in the backyard since the weather was so nice.
“Did you take off your makeup?” asked Benjamin.
“Your face is all shiny, why?” he asked.
“Because that’s the oil on my face that keeps me looking young, honey.”
That’s the true life of an actress. The End.