Oh Holy Night
Remember my recent blog about "actor insecurity"? I wrote about how I get insecure when I act on film as opposed to theatre. The many takes somehow gets processed to me that I'm not "cutting it" or the director isn't happy with my ability, etc. I know, I know, it's not the right attitude. It's actor insecurity.
Well tonight I got an email from the director. I opened it just as the TV was broadcasting the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center with a very talented singer named Norm Lewis and a high school choir singing "Oh Holy Night," one of the best, most moving Christmas songs I know. So I actually got teary-eyed reading...
I wanted to express to you my gratitude for your great work during the shoot of Rosa's Shoes. It was an honor for me to work with someone of your talent.
I'm positive our audience will like the doctor's character. The fantasy scene is very funny. It makes a nice contrast.
The process was difficult and, at times, very stressful, but we all managed to come up with solutions and do all that we could to ensure that we were able to capture everything that was needed to tell this story. I'm very proud of our work and from the dailies I've seen, I'm positive you will agree that the outcome was worth the challenges. I can't wait to walk in into the editing room.
I hope that we have another opportunity to work together again in the future. Please keep me posted of anything you are doing.
That is just the best, classiest, most generous behavior from any director I've ever worked for.