I hope you can click on the article and make it big enough to read, there are so many fun and interesting stories I could tell you about our 5 days working on this movie!!!!!It was such an adventure for our family and from this little acting job it led to many many more!!!! I understand how so many young people get so messed up from acting in this business after having such a small role to play in this job!!! They treat you like you are a star even if you are just an extra, your wish is there command, I asked for gum from a friend and the crew ran to get me gum, it's just those little things that become bigger things to these big stars that make them so narcissistic and conceited into thinking they can have what ever they want when ever they want, so it is such a delight when you meet a famous person and they behave so well, case in point Candace Cameron last Sunday.
This was a small little article that came out in the paper the day the movie opened!!! I also got a call that morning from a radio station wanting all the juicy details on how Alec and Kim behaved on set!!!!!"I'll never tell"...... well maybe!!!!It's been along time!!!!
Of course we had to wear the same clothes too!!!!!My daughter Stacie and I were given clothes from wardrobe and of course the train waitress outfit was provided to me as well!!!!
Here is what we wore for all the scenes at the train station!!! Our call time was 8 a.m. every day, and from where we lived at that time it was an hour drive there and so it was a very early wake up call for the kids!!!! Of course they provided us breakfast, lunch, SNACKS(good ones) and dinner on that very long day!!!!Most days are long and BORING!!!! Lots of sitting around waiting for them to set up the shot!!!!! It was May so a bit warm at that!! Most of the time we were sitting inside a building waiting.
But alot of the shots were outside!!!! So you make the best of it, I tried every possible thing to keep the kids busy, they brought their homework with them so in between takes we would do that. There were about 15 other kids around so that was fun for them and to this day we are still really good friends with one of the families!!!
"It's so hot"!!! I can still hear them whining!!!!!
Here is a picture of 2 of the ladies chosen to play nuns. It was hot to be wearing that habit all day!!! I liked the outfit they chose for me, however my little tomgirl daughter hated with a capital H wearing that skirt!!! A funny conversation with Kim Bassinger about Stacie in that skirt exists so for that she is now happy she got to wear the skirt!!!!
One of the assistant director's came up to me and I was selected as a train waitress and was even given a Line in the movie!!! Yeah, that means Alot more MONEY!!!!!!My kids were then watched over by a crew assistant as I was filming in the dining car and the kids were in the picture window car of the train. It was so fun and a bit scary to be working that close with Alec, but after about 15 minutes, 5 takes later, dropping real food on the lap of a guy, a nice hug from Alec and some Motherly advice from him(advice from a Man with no kids??) I was finally comfortable and got the take right that time!!!!!
This movie is rated R.... I mean R, my own kids never saw the movie til I could buy it and make it G rated!!!!! But if you watch the movie you will see the scenes we are all in. I like the way the scene turned out of me in the dining car, after all those takes looking back it seems so easy!!!
Here is Stacie with Michelle still our friend to this day!!!
Those kids on board from what I was told were running all over that train, all the while Mommy was in the Dining car talking away with Alec,and still being a waitress even long after filming was done, but we had a long train ride back to Phoenix!!! So he wanted BOOZE!!!!!
It was fun and interesting to sit and talk with him!!!!!Again the stories I could tell!!!!! But I won't!!!!!