So it's a wrap for me. Round 2 is done and ends a year long adventure that has been priceless on many levels. Now we wait until 2019 to see the end result.
It has been an intense week of only action sequences and stunts this time, as we shot the fight between the hero and the villain, whom I play, and I came back covered in 50 shades of bruises and exhausted, but I have a big smile on my face because it was a good valuable week. The team and I shared the same attitude of "we ain't going anywhere until the job is done!" so we stayed on our feet as long as was necessary on each shift and pushed through. I cannot explain the amount of hard work that goes into making such movie.
Also a lot of people cannot possibly fathom the amount of concentration required for a foreign actor when immersed for 18+ hours on a film set with an entire chinese crew that has 5 words of English with my own limited 50 words of chinese. But somehow we got full on conversations going, we had a lot of laughs, some arguments, we bounced ideas, got some serious talks (thx wechat, baidu, google)...we basically kicked through that language and cultural barriers, we adapted, and made it work until the end, take by take, shot by shot. A positive attitude goes a long way.
Now it's time for a week-long sleep and Arnica cream. Then I will be back, ready for battle.
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