I’ve just flown back from Vancouver where I’m going to be shooting a comedy in November & December for MTV – It’s a romp through the world of Boy Bands and will be called “2gether.” It’s been a wonderful day. I woke up in a swanky hotel in downtown Vancouver and started meeting people at 8am. I’ve met two DP’s, three costume designers, a couple of AD’s, some production designers and maybe 20 actors. The sun shone all day long in Vancouver and on the way to the airport my driver told me that I shouldn’t expect weather like this over the next two months! But my spirits are high and it’s going to take more than a little snow and rain to piss me off.
I snickered as I read Bill Bryson’s new tome on the plane and watched with amusement as the man opposite me, who must have been 50 years old, opened his bag and produced three teddy bears (the middle one was pink!) and had them sit and watch him throughout the whole flight. As the plane finally touched down in LA and bumped onto the runway he spoke to the pink one, patted it on the head, and reassured it (her?) that everything was OK. I expect the next months will bring me a few rough landings of my own. Perhaps if I dress up in a pink teddy-bear suit there’ll be somebody to pat me on the head when things look dicey….