“It was definitely interesting to see everything that goes into shooting a movie,” said Chelsea Reed ’13, who was an extra on set. “I had a glamorous perception of the movies in my head….when I think of the movies I think of lights, stars, and just a lot of action. But there’s a lot more to it. There are a lot of different jobs and they shoot the same scene over and over again. People are always shouting ‘cut!’ and ‘rolling!’”
The film stars Brittany Snow, best known for her roles in the movies Hairspray and Prom Night, and also as a as a regular in the TV show American Dreams. This was Snow’s first lead role. The movie also features Evan Ross (ATL) and Christian Serratos (Twilight).
“What surprised me most was just how casual everybody was,” said Chelsea. “Even Brittany Snow was really humble—you could tell that she was just someone who came to work that day and was doing her job. Meeting her was really cool, especially since she approached me and asked if I wanted to take a picture. It gave me insight into celebrities… they may be idolized in the media and live their lives under scrutiny, but when it comes down to it, they are people, too. They like to meet new people and experience places.”
But what if it paid?