So, after 9 hours of plane delays, I finally arrived about 11pm local Atlanta time. Sasha was just getting off work, and came to pick me up. We checked in to the cozy Hampton Inn and had a good night's sleep before starting my first full day in Atlanta.
The morning was spent shopping at the "trifecta" TJ Max, Ross Dress for Less, and Marshals, all side by side across the street from our hotel. From there Sasha took me to a beauty supply house that specializes in African American hair product. I recieved a mini lesson in hair, and many giggles as I asked questions. All I could think about was Sherri Shephard from the View screaming, "grab mama's hair" when their apt. building had a fire. Rows and rows of hair and products I had no idea what to do with.
Then we headed to the location of where the movie shoot was being held. It was in a neighborhood and "base camp" was at a park. Base camp consisited of multiple trailers with sofas and chairs for the cast to relax in when it's their time, then there were hair and makeup trailers, and business office trailers, and a giant tent set up to feed the crew. Our day began with a meal at 2:30. Mexican was on the spit, and it was very tasty. Salad bar, slushie bar, juice bar, virtually anything you could think of was available. Movie cast and crew don't go hungy, that's for sure!
While Sasha was working as script supervisor, I had planned to tag along. The Assistant director, made mention of needing bodies on the bus that they were going to be filming, and I was certainly qualified for that. I sat on the bus and visited with Sasha's co-workers and had a police escort to our filming which was fairly hysterical!
All in all is was an interesting day and evening. Now I have a better idea of how a movie is made. The amount of organization that goes into a movie is mind boggling. They have been working on this movie since January.Long days and nights, but thankfully a most enjoyable group.