Monday, June 25, 2012

Miami Movie Shoot - Take 12

The producers had us head back to the stage at the Coconut Grove convention center. I was glad that the hubby was going to see the stage and more than just the backyard reshoot.  And hopefully more scenes for Seven!

We arrived and I could tell that things had been scaled back.  The crew had been thinned out.  Some of the sets had been taken down.  Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson had finished up days before.  Things were definitely coming to a close.

I decided to bring the girls in and place them in view.  I did not want Seven to be out of sight, out of mind.  And it worked.  Michael Bay noticed us as he walked by and stopped to greet the hounds.  He called her "Doggie" a few times and I finally reminded him that her name was Seven.... at least he would take the time to greet her. I told him "Seven wants to be in the background of a lot of scenes today."  Bay said "I am going to use her."

As usual, we hang out for hours hoping we have not been forgotten.  I would take the hounds out for a walk around the front of the convention center periodically and on one occasion we strike up a conversation with a crew member.  She tells me about her mutt who is hanging out in one of the trailers.  All of a sudden, a brown ball of fluff comes darting out from behind one of the trailers to greet Riley and Seven.  Close behind is Bar Paly in a tiny little black mini skirt jogging through the grass in very tall heels.  It was amusing to watch her chase the little dog around with curlers in her hair.  I thought too bad Stephen didn't come out here with me.  Bar was very sweet and scooped up the little dog in her arms.  We all chatted a few minutes about dogs.  Bar said she had an Italian Greyhound.
Bar Paly in her dog catcher suit.

We had been told that Bay told Bar to gain ten pounds for the movie.  I can see the ten pounds in the early pictures, but not when we saw her in person.  I think she had already lost them again.
A chubby Bar Paly
Ha! Just kidding! 
She always looked awesome!

Finally, it was time to shoot a scene.  I take Seven back into the bedroom set.  I am told that she will be laying on the bed for this scene.

5 comments:

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Really have enjoyed reading about Seven's acting career.

Just wanted to stop by to see if y'all had a fun weekend. Hope so! Wishin' y'all a great week and a wonderful summer! Stay cool!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Hiking Hounds said...

Bar Paly sounds like she is nice too. Can't wait to hear about the bedroom scene. ;-) I didn't know who Michael Bay was until you started the film. Now I hear and see him all over the T.V.

You asked when Astro's debut will be and I think it might be in a few weeks. Although, I'm going to look at it more like training in the trial environment. That's what I tell myself to try and not get nervous. It's a NADAC trial, that's what we have here locally in the summer. Unfortunately we don't have many Fun Runs to practice at in new locations. The perils of living in a small town. Astro still gets really distracted and goofy in new environments or even with new dogs in regular practice sites. He might go visit or get some zoomies. A lot of times after his first goofy episode he calms down. But, distractions are my hardest challenge with him. If you have any tips I'd love to hear them. :-) But, I figure I need to get him used to these things and better take advantage of our local trials.

gyeong said...

Hope you and Seven get invited to a special premiere opening, so Seven can see herself on the big screen.

Amy said...

Just wanted to let you know I had a great time reading about your dogs more recent adventures. Thank you for sharing!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I must get out more, I've never heard of Bar Paly until you first mentioned her. Maybe I should start reading women's magazines? How is Seven coping now the movie shooting is over? Does she expect star treatment at home?