It’s kind of like soapy suds, but they land on your head and then they don’t really just disappear.
You have to brush it off during the take if you feel it landing on your head, so that you don’t end up looking like you have a ton of dish soap on your head. And of course, they were always giving me dad sweaters and things like that to wear, over a T-shirt with a pair of warm lined jeans and boots. I didn’t have to throw any snowballs, but it was hot.
Greene: I keep that guitar nearby because it helps keep my voice warm. There’s some Bon Iver songs, some Coldplay I played for her.
Because some of the background artists were singers and loved gospel music, we sang “Amazing Grace,” I think. Chabert: I’ve never had to learn to do anything that I didn’t do before. Make them look real and throw them at a pregnant lady, but not look like I don’t know how to throw a snowball but also not hurt her with the snowball. [How do you get into the holiday spirit when filming in the spring, summer, or fall?
It was dripping down our backs, and we were trying to pretend to be cold. It’s kind of like soapy suds, but they land on your head and then they don’t really just disappear.
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You know when you’re pregnant you’re exhausted, right?
It’s very normal to be overly tired, and there was a couple of night shoots at the end of this shoot, and our sound mixer, lovely guy, felt badly for me that I would have to be up all night being seven months pregnant, so he brought me his zero gravity lawn chair that you could kick back and put your feet up.
It was dripping down our backs, and we were trying to pretend to be cold. This time around, it wasn’t as hot because we were in Vancouver, and so it was a more temperate climate. We always shoot in Vancouver, and they’re always hoping there will be snow and there always isn’t. I shot a Christmas movie long ago [1994’s for CBS]. There’s blankets of snow that they just lay down that look real.