Where is this year going? I can't believe it is September already! I am one of those people who absolutely loves Christmas and gets very excited about it months before, so as you can imagine I am already starting to think about twinkly lights, cosy Christmas films, the fabulous food and of course, THE most important thing, quality time with the family. Our son will be 19 months old by then and I'm sure he will be super excited too. :)
Talking of Christmas, I had a fabulous few days shooting the 2014 festive campaign for Littlewoods this month. It was a three day shoot at Black Island Studios in London, without going into too many details (these things are highly secretive) there were a few celebs involved...the face of Littlewoods Myleene Klass was there of course, she was so lovely to work with, we nattered about our children and generally had a really good time!
One of the highlights (please excuse the pun) was getting my hair and make up done, it's always lovely to turn up to work looking like you've just got out of bed and then be transformed! My make up artist was hilarious, he's a makeup artist to the stars and some of the stories had me in stitches, if only walls could talk! ;)
Below are a few behind the scenes pics. Not that exciting I'll admit but I can post more once the advert is released. I will also be on the Littlewoods website and posters so keep your eyes peeled!
I have been for a couple of really cool film auditions recently too. The first was for an android and the piece was set in the 50's (an era I love) so if I were to be successful this would be a great part. I also recently auditioned for another extremely challenging part, the role of a woman suffering from a crippling eating disorder. It's a role I approached with some apprehension, a very sensitive and difficult subject in today's day and age for sure.
As an actress it's always a privilege to have the chance to read for something that takes you out of your comfort zone, not many actors train to have comfortable lives. It's something that I feel is pertinent and a story for women all over the world. Although as an illness it affects only some of us, all women are responsible and live with the ripples it creates in society. As a mental health nurse my sister has worked with people who have disordered eating from all walks of life and the sadness it imparts on the families and loved ones is incalculable. If I were to get the part I would feel duty bound to represent this issue with respect, depth and as much integrity as possible, I'll be sure to do lots of research and hopefully tackle the part with the sensitivity and tenacity that it deserves.
On a lighter note I did a really great corporate video for the NHS at The Hilton in Paddington the other day, a really lovely day. I must be moving up in the world, I even had my own room complete with shower...I know...check me out..;) Below are a few snaps from the day.
On setMy celebrity convenience
This next week I have some exciting shoots coming up, it never rains but it pours! :s
Must dash now, got some housework to do.
Charlotte x x x