Life as a makeup artist: Behind the scenes on “Leverage” TV Series
It’s a crazy life, but I moved to Portland for 6 weeks to do half a season, running the hair department on Leverage.. Here are some little glimpses of my life on Leverage.
Sorry about the blurriness, this was just with my phone and a shaky hand, lol.
Anyway, this is a picture of me (Laurie) with my two assistants. The one on the left is Jennifer and the one on the right is Danyale. I love my girls so much, they’re great!
That’s me, peeking a look on the monitor in a closed video village 🙂
This TV show moves at a super fast pace, we film an episode every 7 days, which is really intense. As soon as we start a new episode, we receive the next full script to start breaking down in our spare time (haha!)
I love the crew a LOT, they’ve got lots of wonderful people, and for the most part, the cast is a lot of fun too. I noticed there has been a lot of turnover on the show, especially in my dept., which is a little odd, but I’m learning why. My hope is that I can turn some of those things around and create a smooth running ship. On most of the trailers I run, our actors love to come in and just hang out in the MU trailer in their down time, not sure that will happen here, but I’ll do my best to make it a place actors at least want to be when they need to be there.
Right now we have a 5 day break while the cast is headed for NYC for the up-fronts. So we opted to take tomorrow off and work next Sat. instead. Whew, hoping to have LOTS of fun in the mean time =)
I flew home yesterday morning and went right up to Tiff’s set to surprise her. She was so excited, and I got to see all of her amazing work. She definitely made me proud!! Then her cute hubby and little boy came up, I was so happy to see them. After that we went to see my middle son & his cute family, which made it a wonderful day!
It’s a beautiful sunny day today, and that’s how I feel inside too. You can travel the world and meet all kinds of people, but at the end of the day it’s the love of family and friends that fill the heart the most!
Comment please, MWAH!
Laurie & Tiffany