Finding Sanctuary – An Abnormal Blog

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September 7, 2013

The first few entries of Season Two. Finding the strike zone. Ish.\r\n\r\nMarch 24, 2009\r\n\r\nDay two of Season Two. Sitting in my trailer. It is so nice to be back! The first couple of days I’ve had this odd déjà vu. It is the same show, mostly the same people, but a new season. I love being back in the groove, working with Marty, Amanda, Damian, and the gang. The girl playing the new character of Kate – Agam Darshi – seems really nice. There are a couple of changes to the core team this year. It’s interesting. \r\nToday we’ve just been racing cars around some warehouse lot in Delta. Marty is pumped. Says it looks like a big feature. Me? I feel as exhausted as I did around episode eleven last season. And it is only day two. \r\n\r\n\r\nMay 4, 2009\r\n\r\nThe one-year anniversary. We started Season One on May 5th, 2008. What a year it’s been. In so many different ways.\r\nWe are in the middle of shooting Pavor Nocturnus, and I can honestly say I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. Honestly. I told Martin and Damian that they should fire me. I feel so off kilter, it is very disconcerting. The guys tell me it is good, but I don’t know. I usually know. I usually feel it. This episode, I’m all over the place. I hate it. \r\nAlso, I feel like shit because I hurt Amanda in the last scene of the day. It was the interrogation scene and I grabbed her too hard leaving a mark. Of course I didn’t realize and she said it was cool, but I feel poorly about it. Fellow actors shouldn’t get hurt. Especially Amanda. Gotta make it up to her. \r\n\r\nMay 7, 2009\r\n\r\nAnother good day today. The Sanctuary is in apocalypse mode. I’m really getting into this version of Will, doing weird and strange things during takes. It is kind of cool. With the one white contact and the greasy hair extensions, I begin to act differently automatically. I haven’t showered in days. I haven’t worked out all week. Supposed to go to the Leo Awards this weekend. Gotta make sure I’m back to my real self by Friday. \r\n\r\nMay 8, 2009\r\n\r\nJust finished a crazy week. Spent the day being soaked under rain towers on Stage One fighting zombies. It was so fucking cool. I love doing stunts. And our stunt coordinator Marshall (Virtue) is the best. He lets me do stuff that most stunt guys wouldn’t. \r\nI know I sound like a broken record, but I love my job. Even though I’ve felt unsure and out of my comfort zone this week, there is such a feeling of support around me that at the end of the week I like to drink a Guinness and marvel about it. I have never worked with a crew that had such passion about a show. Many of the crew have said to me (about acting) “I don’t know how you do it”. I’m able to do what I do because of our crew. Day in, and day out they are there before I arrive, and they are there after I leave. They make sure we have something to eat, something to wear, electricity, lights, sound. They create the environment in which we can do what we do. And most importantly, they believe in the show. Hoo-wah!\r\n