After the uneven first week for me (action was good, my leg injury became an obstacle, acting was not 100%), I launched into week 2 with CHARGE on the fritz. My first scene on Day 1 was a one on one with Fred The Hammer Williamson. This was IT for me in my head; it had to be my rebound acting wise. After our first take which went smooth as silk, I went up to my bud and co star Deke Richards, clenched my fist at him in a fuck yeah way and told him “Boom, I’m back”. And that was it! My mojo had returned. All that pressure I was putting on my shoulders in Week 1 was gone and I had fun with the scene. Needless to say acting with a veteran like Fred, resulted in me upping my game. What a pleasure it was to go head to head with him. I am a better actor for it.
DAY1 was pretty shitty for me to be honest. First, I missed pick-up in the morning. For anybody that knows me well, I am never late for meetings and I am most definitely never late for a fucking first day of shooting. But I didn’t hear the doorbell or the knocks on my door while in the shower, which led to pick-up booking out and me wondering where the hell pick-up was after I came out! I finally got to the studio an hour and a half later, apologized profusely to cast and crew, got in my Gym clothes and rehearsed my fight sequence with class-act Matthew Bennett who plays gay hitman Bruno in the film. All went well after that.