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  1. ain't twenty no mo'

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019













    Did a ten-hour day doing background work for “In the Heights.”  I’m glad I did it, but man, it’s hard on the body.  Arrived before 11am.  Went to wardrobe, hair, and make-up.  Hair people liked my hair the way it was.  Make-up people too.  That felt good that I do some things right on my own.  The wardrobe people gave me a t-shirt more suitable for the scene.  I was a protester at the way refugees are being treated upon arrival in this country.  But after hair, make-up, and wardrobe, I waited all day in a cold, air-conditioned auditorium, in seats that were hard to sleep in, before we finally shot the scene in the early evening.  It is known as “hurry up and wait.”  They fed us breakfast and snacks (we went out for our lunch).  But this went on for about eight hours before shooting.  I felt it.  I need the money and like the film and the people I interacted with, but dayam, it was hard on my body.  I ain’t twenty no mo’.


    The director was a nice man.  He seemed very fair and a people person.  
    When we were shooting and doing run-throughs, he and all the assistants were good to work with.


    The mob show I’m cast in lost their cinematographer due to a personal 
    emergency requiring him to leave NYC, and things are on hold for the moment.  I believe he was the camera man at the audition, and the vibes were really good.  Sorry he won’t be the one I’d be working with.  I am looking forward to playing Gina Ferrari when things are rolling again.  A Brooklyn Italian who probably voted for the orange one.  I love an acting challenge.  Plus the truth is that the things she says are things most of us have unfortunately heard in our youth.  Someone’s got to play that character, and I’m glad to be cast.  I hope things get rolling again soon.  It’s so much more interesting to be a character than to be background, but I do what I have to. 


    That photo shoot I had two weeks ago was pleasant to do, but I don’t love 
    the results.  I think she does, but her needs were different.  In photos, I don’t love my hair.  In person, it looks silvery.  In photos, it looks white.  Maybe if it didn’t have other meaning, I’d feel differently.  This one is one of the better ones and is acceptable while small.  I received it larger and saw every single flaw.  She didn’t want me to wear much make-up and she wanted my hair the way it is because she was going for mature.  I guess I have an image in my mind of how I look and don’t easily accept the effects of aging. 






    It’s not just the hair; it’s the weight gain and extra chins and warts…  At 
    this point my best buddy would say something like, “Great personal ad.”  And I’d say, “Call me,” and we’d both crack up.  








    love to CGG-M <3 


  2. 10 comments:

    1. Mindy, you are beautiful!

    2. Patricia, thank you so much.

    3. Carolyn Reus said...

      Mindy, you look great! We are all aging. I hate my sagging skin and my dislocated toe.
      I’m excited for you to be in this production! Be proud!

    4. I appreciate that, Carolyn.

    5. Unknown said...

      Mindy M, you do look great! Love your hair-- length and color. I hate my weight gain, now visible wrinkles, skin tags--etc., etc., etc., yada, yada. I haven't done extra work in years and it was hard on the body then, so I can't even imagine what a 10 hour day would be like now!
      Bless you for putting yourself out there, keeping yourself out there, your resilience and your creativity.
      Right on not 20 no mo sister!👍
      D

    6. D! tell me your whole name. I know Danielle and Diane and others. I appreciate your comment.

    7. Unknown said...

      You are fantastic, I love it.

    8. RHC said...

      I hope you see yourself beaming from the inside out

    9. Unknown said...

      Great, Mindy! Being busy is so good; worth the aches and pains. Fred.

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