Few things are as exciting on this production as seeing the amazing production art coming from your team. Often, that is the work of Eric Henry. Eric was the second artist to join the team and his work is nothing short of amazing. The above concept for a revised “A” frame in the hallways is pure genius. Especially the color palette. We all got excited about this.
Meanwhile, in Richard’s acting class, I worked with my scene partner Seth on the court room scene from A Few Good Men. I got to play Colonel Jessup, Jack Nicholson’s part. When doing a scene like this, you really have to jettison what you know from seeing the movie and make the part your own. You have to find the character somewhere in you and build the relationship with the other character. And for me, that was finding the right person that I could substitute for Lt. Kaffee (the Tom Cruise part). Colonel Jessup has no respect for what he perceives as a light weight in Lt. Kaffee, who has never seen combat and yet dares to criticize Jessup.
Fortunately, it was easy to find someone who I feel just didn’t frakking get it. Someone who didn’t do the work expected of him and then criticized me to cover his inadequacies. That can get you riled up the right way. Ultimately, I think I did a fair job in the first time we presented the scene. I stumbled on my lines once or twice in the big speech, but that is less important than tapping into what I need to inside. And I was pretty pleased with much of what I did. We are doing this again Tuesday, and I hope to have Rob tape it to share with you all.
And at night Diana had a healthy meal to help with my training regime, which is two-a-day this week! Diana knows how to make healthy meals that are yummy!