Lois came over Wednesday night, giving us the perfect opportunity to film the second part of what will hopefully end up a trilogy...THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES!!! Although our interpretation is a bit off, as anybody who witnessed part one will most likely know by now, we do actually keep to the storyline. Sort of :^)
In this latest segment, The Abseenth Files, Claudia joins the world's most dysfunctional family. I replaced the husky as Claudia, and Mitch replaced me as Louis. Everybody did a fantastic job though, and nobody fell in the pool! (except for our floatie raft/lestat, but thats a long story) My commentary as you watch...
Alright, the blonde wig returns!!! And Lois had to eat dinner in that horrifying face makeup. Props, LoLo. Let me just say right now- my greatest inspiration in this role was Ashley King, curse her!
(oh, and the muffled tones of mitchell's unrestrained laughter will become a recurrent theme here.)
You have no idea how many times we rehearsed that. And my diss was different each time!
PIANO LESSONS: Yes, I am really playing the keyboard here! Self-taught, y'all. *insert acknowledgement to Train, Drops of Jupiter here* And earlier Lois had said "beating a badger", but that made me laugh really hard, so we junked it.
NIGHTMARES: Okay, has anyone here seen Scary Movie 2? With that creepy guy that's always like "oh, come here, sweet child!" The fact that my wig was falling off here combined with the fact that everyone around me was stifling laughter led to us all semi-collapsing in hysterics once we'd stopped recording.
ACCORDIAN DREAMS: This is my favorite scene, hands down. It originated when I was screwing around with the accordian between shots and Lois is like "ARGH! I can't STAND that noise!" I was inspired. The accordian joined the cast.
SO WHERE IS HAGRID???: We improvised the entire thing, knowing only that Lois would at some point exclaim that I was a wizard and the scene would have to end with me storming off camera and screaming. Judge the results for yourself!
BRUNETTE?: Okay, we had some editing issues here, because I am relying completely on Windows Movie Maker. Kind of funny that the part about it growing back again and again replayed!
ARGUMENTS: Yeah Lois!! WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST BRUNETTES???
PIANO CHAT: NO! That is not Lois playing. THAT is Lestat's Piano Sonata, from the Interview with the Vampire Soundtrack, playing on my ipod speakers in a conveniently hidden locale! But it sure looks realistic, doesn't it?
*THE BRANDY WINE BLOOPER*
Okay, I can explain. Its my doll, Priscilla, that Lois is aiming to kill here. And I had a very hard time reciting how I'd found said doll in a drunken stupor on the streets. However, I recited the ballad of sweeney todd a couple of times, and felt as good as new!
LESTAT DEATH SCENE: Okay, Lois is incapable of saying the words Absinthe or Laudanum. No matter hooooowww much we rehearse! Note my finality: DONT DO IT, LOUIS! And I was bludeoning Lois in that scene- you might recall a certain TACKLING incident about two weeks back? Hehe. Thats me, the spirit of Vengeance!
MITCHELL'S RAW EMOTION- GRASP IT, SENSE IT, TREMULOUS AND TENDER:
You should have seen his face. It was HEE-LARIOUS!!!! I could barely talk after that. So I just turned on creepy mode and made faces at the camera! (PS- the swamp is our pool. Can you tell?)
THATS MAH SWAMP!!!: Mitchell actually did a great Louis-cry just then. STELLAAA!!!!! LESTAAAAT!!!! (think of Stanley Kowalski, but with vampires!)
And then the idiotic camera ran out of juice. But liking my beautiful montage? Lois picked the first song. But I PICKED THE NEXT ONE!!! HEHEHAAAA!!!!
SPECIAL FEATURES: The temptation to make a reel of our priceless moments in film was too great. So I spent about five minutes throwing THAT together!
Well, hope you liked our AHMAZAZING film!!! Part three...coming soon to a non-theater near you!