Monday, April 13, 2009
LEVERAGE 2: Welcome to Portland
Out along the river, two geese watch disapprovingly as we beat the hell out of Nate Ford in an abandoned factory.
First day of shooting in Portland. The city and crew are a dream. Seriously, there's a low-key vibe among the crew here -- no high drama, none of the nervous energy on most crews. The weather, on the other hand ... well, we have a saying in the writers' room: "Rain is cheap night." We got all that and more:
Rain to blinding sun to hail all within 45 minutes. Welcome to Portland. Although early hail impressed up on us God's personal grudge against our 1st AD, the weather inconvenienced us not a jot, and we move on --
What happened today? Sophie spoke with a sexy Cockney accent and decided if Nate Ford wound up in Boston Harbor or not. Nate Ford got beaten up by a guy who knew his dad. Parker got used to the earbuds again while seriously rocking the chick-in-a-suit-look, and Hardison yelled "If you want to live, get in!" while bullets sparked around him.
And, of course, Eliot Spencer indulged in his usual hobbies -- in this case at half speed, to break in new stunt-buddies.
Any unresolved questions from Season 1 in the Comments, I'll take a shot at them. For what it's worth, TNT has a Twitter feed, the show should soon have one, and we may well do a writers' room feed under the writers room tag or my name -- still deciding. But we're going to be much more aggressive this year about getting you the resources you need to have whatever conversation you're having on your site about the show.
PS: Fine, I'll bite. jonrog1 is the twitter channel, for my indulgences at least.