Today was another one of those days I live for.
Today, I was a fairy.
Today, I flew.
Honestly, I’ve never really thought of myself as a fairy kind of person, being a klutz and all. And, to the best of my memory, I don’t think I’ve ever played a fairy. The closest was when I played Ariel in a college production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. But I was more like a mischievous pixie than a fairy in that performance.
Nevertheless, the director cast me because he thought I look like a fairy, so I did my best to look like one.
I know. Fairies don’t clasp their hands like that. But I don’t have a lot of experience being dainty and graceful. So at that point of time, I felt a little lost.
The makeup artist said I look like a Taiwanese starlet in this picture. Hmm.
Must be the fake dolly eyelashes.
Never mind that, though. The highlight of the day was the flying. See how I am suspended in air in the first picture? I’m a little sad they didn’t get a photo of me all the way up at the ceiling. Maybe everyone was too busy looking up my dress to think about taking a photo.
Kidding! No, really. Everyone was really professional and there was nothing to look up at anyway because I was totally covered up in safety devices.
The first time I got pulled up was a little freaky. I have mild acrophobia. But I got over it really quickly, like within 10 seconds, because it was really fun. I could have done it all day.
We were filming a sequence for a short Chingay 2006 animated video clip. Yeah, it’s mostly animation but I will be making an appearance in the beginning of it.
Because it’s an animation, I will get CG wings and fairy dust! Coolness or not?!
Everyone thought I would be really tired after a few hours of “flying” but I wasn’t. After the shoot, I told the director I wanted to do it again.
I meant in the future. Like, you know, give me more action, stunt-packed roles. I will do my own stunts!