That’s the question Geraldine’s character poses to herself. She misses her grandkids since their parents moved a little bit away and thinks they don’t love her anymore.

So in this scene where we’re enjoying a barbacue in the garden, our friend, played by Claude Rich (in the cap) suggests putting a swimming pool in place of the vegetable garden. Geraldine’s husband is totally opposed. Stay tuned.

A majestic blue spruce (I think) in the backyard.

The back view of the house

Rehearsing my dialogue with Christine who makes sure my accent is on target

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  1. jane –

    I have to say I look forward to your blogs. I love to read about your
    complex beautifully blessed life and family –
    ITs a lesson that you can find love in some many places, so for me I find your blogs are inspirational-
    I can’t wait to see the movie and I hope you never stop blogging –

  2. “When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, ‘It’s in the script.’ If he says, ‘But what’s my motivation?, ‘ I say, ‘Your salary.’” Alfred Hitchcock

    Character is a interesting problem,to view .
    I was interacting with a while known director yesterday ,talking about sound. He said that he was wondering about having the dog bark when the icecream truck goes bye. I said that It is just as important ,what you don’t hear as what you see onthe screen. Character may be like that , what is not said is as important , and not in the script. The actor or Character , in real life maybe after the Icecrem truck, but in the real life of a character actor somedays barking is not all that motivational.

  3. Jane-
    I must say, I can’t wait to see this film!!!
    It sounds like so much fun. I also think I hear Oscar calling again, sometime soon.

    Love, Bill

  4. Hello Jane
    l’ambiance du tournage parait sympa! il y a des arbres superbes dans ce jardin. Est-ce dans la région de Versailles ? ou une autre banlieu parisienne ! Je suis née à Versailles et je connais bien aussi Paris. Si vous ne connaissez pas Versailles et que vous avez l’occasion, le château, le parc, c’est vraiment superbe.

  5. Lovely location. If this were real life, I’d want to keep the vegtable garden.

    I think I’d invite the parents to help me plant seeds & invite them to bring the children. Bury a treasure map in the vegtable plot and lead them on a merry chase around the house, with real treasure, ancient manuscripts and mysterious characters to learn about.

    Much better than a pool.

  6. Gosh, Jane, you are so petite! Why did you name your doggie “Tulea”?

  7. Loving it all. Vanessa’s wedding – beautiful! I think you’ve become my vicarious summer vacation. Well….I’m totally enjoying it!

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