Monday, June 11, 2012

Miami Movie Shoot - Take 8

I was a good girl.

Anthony Mackie picked us in front of our hotel.  We were not sure what to expect, but it was just a normal rental car.  It was really nice of him to do that because the restaurant was near his hotel and his hotel was about 15 minutes from us.  He took us to a seafood restaurant called Truluck's.  I forget how the conversation had come up, but he knew that we were pescatarians which is a vegetarian except for seafood.... of course, he joked and kept calling us Presbyterians.  Anyways, it was very sweet of him to remember that about my sister and I.

Truluck's is quite fancy by my standards.  Our car was valet parked and my white cloth napkin was quickly switched to black so as not to get lint on my best black yoga pants. Ha!  The menu prices were in the $20  to $35 range.  Thank goodness I brought a fancy t-shirt.  Tonya, the American Humane Association rep, met us there a few minutes later.

Conversation was awesome.  It was great to hear about Anthony's five siblings, his parents, and where he grew up.  He also listened carefully to our stories.  We told him that Mark Wahlberg had been a disappointment that we had been excited to meet Mark and had hoped he would be more outgoing.  He said Mark was nice, but agreed he was different.

Anthony told us a story about hosting an award show once.  One of his favorite actresses was getting an award and during her speech she said "People don't always remember what you say, but they will always remember how you made them feel."  Since Anthony was hosting the show and this actress (sorry, I cannot remember her name) seemed so approachable because of what she just said, he asked if she would take a picture with him as she came backstage.  She pulled back and was obviously very put out by the request. "Maybe in a little while." she said.  He was caught off guard and could not believe how she responded after making such a profound statement.  He then called her a bitch and walked off.  Ha!

Anthony also told me that he knew I was cool when we were shooting the last week in March.  It was my first day on the movie set.  Michael Bay wanted to take still shots of Seven so I was positioning her in a stand stay.  Phil, the animal talent agent, was trying to be involved, but interfering more than anything.  In front of Michael Bay and Anthony, I said to Phil, "I've got this."  Anthony said he knew I was cool then.

We also found out that while Mark and The Rock both had assistants, Anthony had none.  He had asked the production company for one because he needs help with running errands when he is getting picked up from his hotel as early as 7 AM and then working sometimes as late as 10 PM.  He also is on a special diet and needs to eat every few hours.  He wanted someone to handle that schedule for him as you can lose track of time very easily on a movie set.  Well, since Seven had four assistants, I generously offered to share her entourage with him.  Denise, Tonya, and I were more than happy to fetch Anthony a sandwich anytime!

Anthony was a gentleman and paid for dinner.  It was late and we had closed the place down.  Denise, Tonya, and I felt so special.  We might not remember everything that he said, but we will always remember that he made us feel important that night.  And to top it all off, Seven was as good as gold in the hotel room!

12 comments:

What Remains Now said...

Well...You certainly have made us feel special by sharing this special time with us! Thank you. I have enjoyed it and look forward to more. Look at that sweet face. Even if she had been a tad bit naughty, that face would melt me.

BrittBeah said...

How wonderful

Lima (or Lima Bean) said...

So cool. Thanks for chronicling your movie adventures! It's been fascinating!

gyeong said...

I hope I'm that cool, if I ever reach celebrity status.

jcp said...

man.. more movie stuff.. can't you find anything else to talk about? Just kidding! Thanks for sharing. Anthony sounds like a pretty cool guy.

D.O.G. Wishes said...

Getting back into the swing of things after my wedding... I thoroughly enjoy all these superstar entries! :)

2 dogs + 1 cat + 2 humans said...

that's SO cool :)
thank you for sharing with your blog readers :)

Angela J. said...

Obviously Seven hasn't let her superstardom go to her head...not like those other "starlets" who like to trash hotel rooms and such. It's so nice to know that some stars are just like normal people, Anthony sounds like a great guy. We can't wait to see the movie when it comes out!

Hiking Hounds said...

That is so cool, what a nice guy! It seems like Seven is following in Anthony's footsteps and not letting stardom ruin her great personality. And, what a great girl Riley is for going along and being there for Seven's moral support. I can't wait to see this movie.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

You're kidding, right? The restaurant changed the napkin colour to match your black yoga pants? That is about as amazing as reading about the assistants photographing the food for the stars. How the other half lives:) I reckon you could just about write a book about making this movie, I'd buy it! As long as it had plenty of photos of Seven and Riley in it:) I'm loving these behind the scenes stories and it's so cool that Anthony is a regular guy and knows how to make your memories of this special experience extra good. Who knows, there could be more movies coming up for Seven:)

houndstooth said...

What an amazingly cool story! I think the whole experience sounds worth it just for that dinner! What a fantastically nice guy he sounds like. I never doubted that Seven was an angel, either! :)

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