I’ll Tell You What’s Playing at the Roxie

Here’s part two of yesterday’s shoot – probably our most challenging one yet!


We filmed some scenes in a cab, which, as you can imagine, is not as simple as it seems. Lots of things are out of your control – the angle of the sun, traffic, no camera operator….


But even more unmanageable was filming in The Mission District at night! We returned to The Roxie for evening exterior shots, which wound up being much wackier than the day at the Farmers Market


…especially with the theater operating its normal business and people on the street getting drunker and drunker


While we waited for it to get dark, I ate some Thai food – mostly veggies/tofu with some Fried Rice and Beef Pad See Ew


Orange produce


Once we started filming there was a lot of stop and go. I waited in the director’s car to stay outa the cold and commotion


Around 10pm a very sweet crew member made me some shrimp ramen noodles…


…but I only wound up getting a few bites/sips in since I was called back on set right away. It lost heat quickly between takes




The closer we got to midnight, the crazier the street folks were getting. At one point we had our entire crew blocking off the sidewalk in a human chain like “Hands Across America.

Got the midnight munchies and snacked on the only things I could find – Newman’s Own Sweets and Bella Viva dried currants


More cookies with falafel chips


When we finally wrapped at 12:30am I was grateful to find this Raw Revolution bar in my bag and devoured it on the drive back to the hotel


Unfortunately the late bedtime did not equal sleeping in. Woke up at 6:00 am and my call today isn’t until 4pm, so I basically spent 5 hours tossing and turning in bed.

Finally, around 11am, I gave up on the hope of sleep and headed to a nearby coffeehouse to get some work done.

Wasn’t too hungry, so I started with some peppermint tea….


…but around 2pm I figured I should eat something since we’ll be having “lunch” on set around 8. I ordered the Soup and Sandwich Combo



Really delicious and served piping hot, just the way I like it!


Finished half the sandwich – the portabello, which was also vegan


The Little Bird Coffeehouse is a real gem! Totally saved me from going crazy this morning….


It’s gonna be another late night – only two more days left of filming “Yes We’re Open.”

  • Diane

    This “Little Bird” place looks quite chill and yummy. I completely know the feeling of piping hot soup.

    Good luck on your last two days of shoot and keep warm!

  • http://cookingwithkate.wordpress.com katecooks

    i’ve been out of town without much chance to hop on a computer and i just took a little work break to catch up on all your adventures. looks like you’ve been having a total blast filming…with super good food to boot! that ice cream/gelatto you pictured looked especially TDF!

  • http://fancythatfancythis.com Ameena

    I don’t know how you do it…I don’t have the stamina to be up past 10pm, nevermind out and about working at midnight.

    I’ve been thinking of you as I try to memorize my Toastmaster’s speech for tomorrow…it’s not going well! Any suggestions on how I can be a master memorizer like you?

  • http://mealsandmovesblog.com janetha @ meals & moves

    Totally off topic, that soup/sandwich plate is dope.

  • JB Christy

    Y’all are crazy trying to shoot in the evening in the Mission! Hope you got what you needed.

    Thanks for the pointer to Little Bird Cafe – I’ll definitely check it out next time I’m in the Mission.

    I’m new here and haven’t gone too far back in your posts, so please forgive me if you’ve mentioned this before. But have you tried Ming Tsai’s Preserved Lemon-Edamame Tapenade (http://www.ming.com/foodandwine/recipes/simply-ming-season-7/preserved-lemon-edamame-tapenade.htm)? It’s super-easy, pretty darn healthy, and spectacularly delicious. From what I’ve seen in your recent posts, I’m guessing you’d like it a lot.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com actorsdiet

      thanks for the recipe! fyi – the cafe is in the tenderloin area

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    Sounds like an interesting night of filming! It’s funny how it seems the later it gets the drunker people get…that was my Saturday night. The fun part is that I’m always the sober one…leaves you with some pretty interesting memories!

  • http://www.anutritionisteats.com emily (a nutritionist eats)

    What an adventure! I’m kind of surprised that people are so disrupting?! I think I would kind of walk around if I saw people taping…

  • http://www.pure2raw.com Pure2raw Twins

    It is so interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes of making a movie! I can imagine how difficult shooting any car scene would be a challenge! Good thing for good eats to get through long days :)

  • http://caronae.com CH

    Good luck with the rest of filming Lynn! Sounds like it’s been crazy intense and hard but also rewarding? I kinda wanna see it when it’s out. When is it coming out?

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      thanks! it still has a while because of post-production, but hopefully it will be in film festivals by the end of 2011!

  • http://squigglefloey.wordpress.com squigglefloey

    How funny! I just had a Maruchan Instant Noodles (chicken kind) the other night when it was a bit chilly. Totally reminded me of High School — I think the nostalgia warmed me up more than the warm soup :)

  • http://freshfruition.wordpress.com Tori (Fresh Fruition)

    I was thinking of trying the Raw Revolution bar when I saw it at the store yesterday, but I ended up getting something else. Did you like it? If so maybe I’ll give it a shot next time :)