Another day at Work…
Today I get to Be Fat, Literally as we shoot a TVC For a Slimming Pill Brand Xenical.
Vanity should be part of the seven deadly sins, the excessive belief in one’s own abilities or attractiveness to others. Some do give grave importance on how they look. They value their worth in accordance to how many people find them beautiful. It’s true that being attractive can give you a heads start if applying for a Job or give you extra incentives in making more friends, reaching a level of popularity and for actresses and models book you more jobs.
But looking Gorgeous can only get you so far. I have nothing against beauty, I myself would kill for a day in Anne Hathaways Body, but the question is how far will this take you. People have started valuing substance, intelligence and that shining aura of kindness people exude other that what is physical…
But then again the Irony of it all, is that our Catholic upbringing teaches us to take care of ones body because it is the vessel of ones soul. Taking care of your body, eating healthy and not abusing it, finding means to improve it medical or not somewhat is a way of saying thank you to God for giving you all of these.
All in all it all relies in a Healthy balance. And as I have read over and over in all the Psychology books and glossy magazines. Feeling Good about yourself makes you work better, live better, live longer
So lose weight if you can! find Healthy Alternatives, Your body will thank you!
So here it is, My Xenical shoot. It took us 6am-3am nextday to finish and I pitied the other girl who did the other story board before me, she somehow became the guinea pig, 6 hours for makeup and had to stand in the afternoon sun to shoot. You can just imagine all that foam body suit plus prosthetic s,… not even squirming ,she was all smiles actually, now that’s what you call loving your job and professionalism. Bright side she got to go home ahead of everyone.
My makeup started around 4pm, Prosthetic’s was kindda itchy and the awful smell of the glue, 3 hours in the make-up chair, Although it was so amusing seeing myself transform from a 110 lbs ( yes! Im not lying about my weight :p ) to a good 300ish pound girl. Glad mine was an elevator scene, meaning studio! meaning airconditioning! yeep and believe it or not a week before I had to diet, crazy. During the fitting the wardrobe was making comments like ” Oh eh konti nalang pala idadagdag raine eh ” Me ” Just Smiling ” This industry! I missed IT!
It took me 20 takes at 3 am in the morning to get the perfect reaction. I wanted to cry… The entire crew… up since 6am… and this talent cant even get it right! Geez! I guess taking a break for a year does take its toll on you, the Assistant director had to count 1,2,3 just so I can follow the reactions. Its like acting Non-spontaneously… Thats how bad it was! dreadful! Though the TVC turned a-ok.
For the 4pm-3am job here is the 30 sec TVC, Xenical 2012 ENJOY