"My work as an actor on location/set
is to have the Producer's and Director's visions
up on the screen...!"
- - Badger
Badger in The Mexican:
I received a call from my calling service for a booking on a feature film, the details of which were not immediately forthcoming.
This is not uncommon.
The booking was for Tuesday May 31st (2000) and I was set up for a Wardrobe Fitting for Friday May 26th.
As my car was dead and I am forced to bus, the most I knew on the day of the fitting was that it was in Glendale, and the general area.
I knew which bus would take me there, and as the last-minute Recorded Confirmation Call would be best served checked On The Way, once I was halfway to the destiantion, I called for the specifics.
To my horror, we who were booked were told on the message to bring specific clothing with us!
I expected a wardrobe fitting to be as with period pieces on which I've worked such as
Inherit the Wind,
I'm Not Rappaport, or with
Wild Wild West.
Thankfully I own such clothing (that of a factory worker) but I had no time to go home to retrieve them.
So I continued on for the 2:30pm fitting and informed the wardrobe person I could bring the clothing for the Tuesday shoot.
At least the recording indicated that the Tuesday shoot had the possibility of a Wednesday recall and two days or work were rather needed, budget-wise.
Obtaining the title of the film as The Mexican, I checked out its Internet Movie Database entry and discovered it stars
Julia Roberts and
Contacted by my service late Friday I learned that the shoot was moved from Tuesday May 30th to Wednesday May 31st, I awaited the calltime and location information.
Further background information on the feature
Detailed positive storyline "review" (with spoilers).