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Method To My Madness

Posted by Ruok On September - 26 - 2006

I had returned home with a headache on day 2 and 3 of last week’s shoot, thinking that it was due to the filtration mask which I had to wear all day. It was only on Saturday, when I felt the same headache after a tiring gym workout, that I realise the headaches were not due to the mask.

They were due to exhaustion.

Filming back to back emo scenes on Days 2 and 3 had certainly taken its toil on me. As a consequence, I was still feeling emo over the weekend, my emotional state not helped by hearing certain things related to me by a certain someone last Friday evening.

I wonder, if not for my preparation, would I still have been as affected? And I also wonder if I didn’t hear those things, would I have recovered faster from my preparation?

This made me recall an interview with Jennifer Connelly where she related how she had to go to some island for a few months vacation to recover from acting her character in “Requiem For A Dream”. I don’t think I have the luxury of doing a vacation right now though; I have to rush to finish tying the loose ends of a project I completed before the shoot as well as rushing to finish a project I postponed to take on this role.

Work is such an unpleasent and ineffective remedy.

5 Responses to “Method To My Madness”

  1. sunshin3 says:

    i concur.

  2. naeboo~ says:

    when ppl do what they love as work, they dont need as much time away or monetary compensation.

    there has to be sthg missing here, dearie.


  3. Ruok says:

    Leia, eh concur with?

    Boo, its got more to do about getting out of character, not abt needing time away. Depending on circumstances, there could be a need to recover from a role, or else you risk walking fire and entering demon. The last time I had such a need for a role was for “Valerie”. 😛

  4. sunshin3 says:

    i concur that work is such an unpleasant and ineffective remedy.

  5. Ruok says:

    leia, noted.

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