We’ve been casting all day and I think maybe we have our band. Making a movie is a bit like abseiling over the edge of a vertiginous cliff using a chain which you are making link by link as you lower yourself downwards. Each link in the chain is one of the decisions you must make every minute of the process and it only takes one of those links to fail to send you tumbling into the void with no hope of ever scaling your way back up the cliff. But, even though you are aware of the tremendous pressure hanging on each decision, you must enter into a zen-like state of freedom where you must have the courage to go with your gut, stick with your decisions and make them work. As Judy, my acting teacher would always tell us, “To succeed you must be prepared to fail spectacularly.”
The decisions we make to decide who will be in 2gether are five crucial links in the chain that will make the movie a success. It’s terrifying but at the same time I know that today I spent time with some wonderful characters who made me laugh till it hurt and that’s enough to send me to bed with a happy heart.