I shot an episode oF GLEE today. I am now going to tell you all about it :D
So me and vanessa ended up driving to Paramount Studios ourselves. The casting director Christine had a laminate for our car saying she was expecting us all professional-like and cool :P. So we got their about 9:30am and waited for another girl to show up so we could take a shuttle over to set. And these shuttles are leaving like every 30 seconds cuz theres lots of people needing to get to sets, including the stars themselves :}. I was standing there and a Range Rover starts pulling in the lot, and a girl that looks really familiar is in the drivers seat..it was Tina from Glee! (the asian one..haha) So she parked and got out of the car and walked right into one of our shuttles! :O i was freaking out at that point but vanessa got me calmed down haha.
After the last girl got there, we got in one of the shuttles and before we knew, we were on the set of the show. I started recognizing different scenes that i had seen on the show so i was getting even more out of control..haha. We went to wardrobe first to get our costumes and then went and got the drums which had WMHS on it. (thats the high school they go to on Glee :P). We had our own tent amongst all the stars trailers which was pretty cool.
By that time we had to go into rehearsal for a little bit with the dancers and some of the cast. that happened for about an hour but let me tell you, walking into that gym with the lights, all the big cameras and chairs and everything..ohmy. it was intense. But i tried to contain it. SO. theres a part in our choreography where we are in lines across the front and we whip our heads to the front. WELL. one of the first times we ran that, i whipped my head to the front and right in front of my face..literally a foot from my face was Santana..im pretty sure my heart stopped beating at that point. But dont worry guys im still alive. :P By the way, Heather Morris, which is the girl that plays Brittney is a BEAST at daancing. And shes probably the coolest one in the entire cast. As it was a long day, alot of us and the dancers were getting kind of tired and she was always making sure everyone stayed energetic and ready to go. Making jokes and being goofy. Love her. Oh and Darren Criss came into our rehearsal and was hyping it! hes a cool guy too and he was wearing the cutest outfit! :D
After rehearsal we were dismissed to eat and the food..good lord. It was gourmet, all day. chicken, lasagna, swordfish, smoothies. ANYTHING you could ever want. they had. It was crazy. Some of the cast and dancers came and ate with us too. The dancers are like perfect btw. Ive never seen so many perfect people in one room in my life. EXACTLY how the cast looks on t.v. they look in real life. No joke. Anywayss..
After lunch it was in for shooting. which took all the way until 8:30 -____-. It was definitely cool though having all the cast in their doing their choreography, us doing ours, the extras screaming and cheering. It was a blast and something i’ll never forget. Oh and JAne lynch did her part in 1 take. 1 TAKE! everyone cheered for her after that it was great. I love her! and she was 50 feet away from me..aye aye aye. haha.
We did have an injury though.. :( the girl that was playing the tuba fell and got hit by a camera during the choreography and split her lip and bruised her knee pretty bad. She was okay but she was a trooper! had to sign some papers..prolly so she wouldnt sue them haha. but yeah.
Overall it was a super long day and my feet were definitely aching by the end, but would i do it again? hell yeah. We were treated like stars and felt part of the cast all day. Working with the choreographer zack was amazing, hes such a sweetheart, gave us kisses goodbye and everything :). T.v. is crazy man. A minute and 30 second number took almost 8 hours to shoot..i cant imagine wha it takes to do a whole episode..but nonetheless, amazing day. Im gleeked out for the of my life and be looking out for me in season 3! ill let everyone know when itll be aired as soon as I know :)
14 hours later, 13 pounds of sweat later, 2765948 of startstruck looks later..
Alright Guys, Thats A Wrap. Close set.