Monday, August 13, 2012
Tuesday Movie: Scream
Yep, this is the first time I've ever had a horror film as one of my selections, because let's face it, horror films are chock full of death. And, well, they're kind of violent and scary. So, why did I pick Scream? Here's a fun bit of trivia for ya... I was an extra in it. I played a high school student when I was 26 and I appear onscreen for about three seconds in all my paranoid glory.
Why paranoid? Well, it was a huge scene and we were just supposed to walk or mill about in front of the high school. After about two takes a frantic production assistant tapped me on the arm and said, "You keep blocking Neve." I'm like okay. I had no idea who Neve was. So I walked really slowly and carefully in the next shot.
I hung out with an older woman for most of the day. Her daughter was working on the film and she introduced me to Wes Craven. That was pretty cool.
So, have you ever been an extra in a film? Seen Scream? I'm not a huge fan of that genre, but I think the first film was pretty good. They killed off the star, Drew Barrymore, in the first ten minutes. Because of that move, we knew that no one was safe.