Windows thrown open onto the river. Tulea sleeping peacefully on the Moroccan rug, the sunlight streaming in. There are lines around the block at 6 or 7 locations on the island where Berthillon ice cream is sold. I never realized how the French love their glaces! And for good reason…it is superb.
I worked for 3 hours today with the French dialogue coach. I memorize easily but have to repeat the French sentences over and over until the muscles of my tongue become accustomed to it. It’s fun. I am enjoying it a lot. I play an American who has lived here and taught at the Sorbonne so I have to speak very well. I will succeed!! I meet with the coach almost everyday and she will be on the set with me as well.
Then the hair and makeup people came over with Stéphane Robelin, the director, to discuss how I should look in preparation for tests tomorrow in the studio. Everyone I’ve met with the production is terribly nice which is important. At my age, I’ve come to feel that the process is just about as important as the product…it needs to be fun and humane.
All for now. See you next time.