Debbie's Blog - Season 3, Episode 7: Runaway
As it happens, I'm making a guest appearance in this episode. Being on the set is an experience all its own, but being part of a scene is something else entirely. First off there's the wardrobe call. Yes, they decided to dress me. I had four outfits to choose from and since I'm on the short side everything was way too long. Within a half hour the seamstress had altered the jacket sleeves and the blouse. Yes they have a seamstress on the set--who knew? After wardrobe I was ushered to hair and make-up. The team there is magical. I didn't wash my face for a week. Once I was pampered, polished and ready for the camera, I was ushered into the courtroom to stand (actually they had me sit) before Judge Olivia Lockhart.
I don't want to spoil the scene for you but I will tell you my first line. One doesn't realize the time and effort it takes to memorize one's lines. I went over them a dozen times or more before I spoke.
Okay, are you ready for my first line? Here it is:
Originally I was given two lines, the second even more complicated than the first. Then the director decided I should have a third line. The pressure was on. Before I agreed, however, I asked if they were willing to pay me more. They weren't. I gave them that line gratis. One must sacrifice for art.