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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cassandra Clare's On Set Movie Diary Day #3 & #4

And We're BACK! After a few technical difficulties on my end, I'm excited to finally be able to start posting again. Please forgive the numerous posts you're going to see on here that have been waiting to post since late Wednesday night.

Cassie's set visit Day #3

Day Three: Wednesday
I’m in Video Village. Jemima, hair as yet undyed, comes over to show off her Marks.


I discover that all meals served on a movie set are “lunch.” Even if it’s two in the morning, it’s lunch. I eat lunch with Madame Dorothea. She is on her way to being a bit demony, so she has huge talons on her fingers. She is however a beautiful and classy lady. I feel guilty about her eventual fate. There is not a lot funnier than watching a whole bunch of Silent Brothers who have their mouths stitched shut try to eat. They all end up consuming their “lunch” out of boxes with straws.

Later Robert [Kulzer] shows me the “greenhouse scene” on his iPad. I can’t hear the dialogue, but it looks beautiful. Robert says, “I am a producer, which means my heart is cold and dead, so if I find this romantic and affecting it must be great.” Fair enough.

Shooting goes really late. Hartley, who is the line producer, is caught sneaking hot chocolate to fans lurking outside the studio. Apparently Hartley is a veteran of many films and used to shooing people away, but the TMI fans are so adorable that so far he has given them food and they’ve even had bracelets made for the set visitors. Below is Kevin [Zegers] holding one (it says THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, 2O12):



Cassie's Set Visit Day #4
Day Four: Thursday
Today is a really late start day because shooting went late the night before, and there’s a mandated 12-hour turnaround for cast and crew so everyone can sleep. It’s also the day we have Grace, who is our girl from the Make-a-Wish foundation, on set. It was her wish to be on set for the City of Bones movie. I’ve actually corresponded with Grace before and sent her a bunch of iratze charms, which she still has. I’m so touched she kept them so we have a little moment, hugging and dancing around the costume room. Grace sobers up when she sees some of the Magnus’ party costumes, which are ever so slightly on the naked side. Fun, though. Brocade jackets! Crazy boots! Backless dresses! Sparkles everywhere! Grace winds up with a nicely tasteful look.

The shooting is on location that night in a subway tunnel. The cast has their chairs down on the platform. It’s fairly cold, so there are blankets for everyone. Kevin [Zegers] takes a picture of me with Jemima — she’s almost completely wrapped in a blankie.



Grace is doing her extra work, and she’s adorable. I’m hanging out with her mom when an extremely tall hot dude shows up on set. It’s Godfrey, who has come by to say hi, though he’s not shooting that day. So yes, I get to be there when he meets Kevin. They hadn’t run into each other before. I will keep the magical words they spoke secret, but it may have included the greeting “Hey, dude.” Me with Godfrey:


Rafy, the photographer, comes over to see if I want to be an extra in the scene but Harald says, “No, she’s going to be at Magnus’ party.”
Me: “I cannot be at Magnus’ party. I am not glamorous. Also I will get nervous and pass out.”
Harald: “YOU WILL BE AT MAGNUS’ PARTY.”



Looks like I will be at Magnus’ party.

I don't know about you guys, but I love reading about Cassie's set Diaries. You can read the first visits by clicking on the link above.

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