The things we do for coins
So it’s SPRING-BREAK. I’ve never been on spring-break before, only Easter breaks so needless to say this is majorly exciting and new to me. I say this despite our 50 page hand-in which is due when we get back.. ITS SPRING-BREAK BABY. It comes with good things like sun, parks, hayfever and people airing their pallid legs.
The latter, however does not apply to me. I am the proud owner of a toddlers and tiara style spray-tan. This is why:
Hollywood needed tanned people. I needed money. We made a deal.
Okay I make this sound way more thrilling than it actually is. Basically I was an extra in a film by Ron Howard. It’s called ‘Rush’, set in the 70’s and portrays the rivalry between two formula one drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauder. You can look it up, it’s a pretty big film with a massive budget. The amount of people working on set was mind-blowing. So many people.
In one day, they shot scenes from races in Japan, Brazil and South Africa - all in the same place, but Im pretty sure they’ll manage to make it look like completely different locations
My role? Crowd cheering. *insert round of applause*
There were maybe 50 of us, surrounded by 200 + ‘dummies’. Creepy blow-up torsos with clothes, wigs and masks. Yes, that’s how they fill crowds. Probably the most fascinating thing to me out of everything. Would have LOVED to take loads of creepy dummy pictures but we weren’t allowed to.
Anyway, it was a long, cold day in skimpy little summer clothes
In Bollywood we did this for 500 rupees (£5), but the pay here is actually alright.
I am in no way an aspiring actor, but I found the whole set super intriguing.. Plus I got a free spray-tan.
Below are some pictures the director Ron Howard took on the day.
This last picture is what the scene looked like on screen. You see the crowd in the background? That was me earlier on, but in this shot I’m waiting below the tribunal, pretending to push for James Hunt’s autograph (I got it)