Finding Sanctuary – An Abnormal Memoir

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July 23, 2013

Finding Sanctuary\r\n\r\nHere are a few entries from my first few days on the show. Crazy to think that it was over five years ago, just at the very beginning of the adventure. Little did I know what kind of roller coaster ride I was about to embark on…\r\n\r\nMonday May 5, 2008\r\nDay one. Sitting in my trailer, in make-up and wardrobe. Ready to go. Very excited. This is the best job I’ve ever had. I feel like a pitcher waiting in the bullpen, ready to play. Marty and Damian were just in here and we were all sitting around shooting the shit. It seems everything is back to normal. It is back to the ultimate goal: Making the best television show that we possibly can. I have a strangely calm feeling, as though I’m certain that I’m exactly where I am supposed to be, that I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to do. Will this show be big? Or will it fade like all the rest? I don’t know. Maybe both. But all I can think right now are the words drifting out of my iTunes: “It’s a beautiful day. Don’t let it get away”.\r\n\r\nSaturday, May 10, 2008\r\nJust woke up from sleeping all day after two long consecutive night shoots. We were shooting in a seedy alley in downtown Vancouver last night. The night before we were at an abandoned mental institution outside the city. Night shoots are tough going, but morale is high. The feeling that we are on to something big still permeates everything. I am getting the rhythm of the character now and having a great time. Even when rain towers are pouring freezing cold water down on me in the middle of the night. As of Monday we are in the studio for the rest of the season. While it has been an adventure to be on location these last few days, I am looking forward to getting settled into the Green Monster. Thursday night I did my very first scene with Amanda. I feel the two of us have very good chemistry and I look forward to a season with Magnus and Will.\r\n\r\nWednesday, June 11, 2008\r\nJust started episode five today. Feel like I’ve been here for a year. Yesterday is what I would describe as a tough day. Started off struggling through the first scene. Trying to find what the root of it was. Trying to make it fresh. Different. But yet not forced. I don’t know. Sometimes I think people will watch this show and think, “What the hell is this guy doing?” In this moment, I haven’t the foggiest.