Monday on the Set of Blue Bloods
Monday I was on the set of Blue Bloods in a background role. This was an exterior scene, and blizzard conditions were forecast for later in the afternoon. I was wondering if they would postpone the shoot, but apparently they wanted to just git 'er done. My call time was 6:30 a.m., so we had a very early start, which was good in this case.
I was portraying a passerby on the street, and it was a winter season scene, thankfully, so I could bundle up and wear appropriate winter clothing. We were having light snow flurries throughout the morning and during the shoot, but it wasn't really sticking yet. I was placed with another lady also portraying a passerby. Our start position was right in front of a laundromat and under their awning, (and you spend a lot of time at your first position) so we had a wind break and could by out of the snow flurries somewhat. Our direction was to start walking down the street as the camera passed by. Our backs were to the camera, as the camera was following the two principal actors (cops in uniform). They did the scene pretty quickly, maybe an hour and half total.
There were other scenes that day that I was not in, so I could stay in the comfortable, warm holding area in a nearby church. I had another scene scheduled, but the blizzard was just rolling in, so they cut the scene and worked through lunch so that everyone could leave and get home safely. Good thing, too, because it was getting pretty nasty out. The subways were running with no problems at that time, but I had a short bus ride to my house after I got off the train, and the bus was VERY slow going because the roads were becoming quite a mess. I was glad to get home right before the worst of the blizzard hit.
I may have another job on Madam Secretary for Friday and next Tuesday, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. I should know more about that by the end of today. Bad part is that will also be exterior scenes, and it's supposed to be cold. Argh!