"No No NO! Definitely wrong!" I shook my head in disapproval as I stomped my way over to the two characters that were entangled in each other's arms.
The young firey haired woman, Dakota, who played the character Dylan, groaned and gave a roll of her stormy-grey eyes, "Are you serious?! We've redone this whole set seventeen times in a matter of two hours!" She complained, slightly shifting out of the position she was originally posed in.
In response to her, I quirked a brow and crossed my arms, "Is anyone else going to criticize my critic?" I asked, my tone drenched in annoyance. Most definitely, I wasn't in the mood for her to be complaining about my set. She's the one who agreed to this, therefore, she had to do exactly what I said. No matter how tired or annoyed she was, we had a contract that was in contact until the movie was finished.
I managed to switch Dakota and Justin into the pose they were placed in beforehand. "You two need to get into it! More feeling into this shoot!" I scolded, "You're actors for Christs sake! Act romantic! Passionate! Show a little attraction, will yah?!" I forced Justin to sling his arm tightly around Dakota's waist in attempt to recreate the position they were in previously.
"Can we please take a break?" Justin's stomach let out an impatient growl, "I'm getting pretty hungry." He concluded.
"No. You can take a break once we get this over with!" I heaved an annoyed sigh as I forcefully shoved Dakota's arm around Justin's torso. "Now stay put goddamnit."
After I was finally satisfied; well, not exactly satisfied, but I felt decent with them in the position planned for the cover of Vouge magazine, the photographers began snapping as many pictures as they could.
"Hey, Alexis, come here for a sec." I somehow managed to hear my manager Chris call for me over all the shouting voices. After glancing back at Justin and Dakota who were standing quite uncomfortably in front of the flashing lights, I decided to make my way over to Chris.
"You look tired." He said. It was definitely obvious that he's been keeping an eye on me. "Thought you could use this.." He handed me my favorite/usual chocolate frappe with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle toppings.
I smiled up at him gratefully and nodded once. "Thanks Chris."
"You know," Chris slung an arm over my shoulders, "You should really take a break." There was a hint of suggestion in that tone of his.
After taking a long sip of my Frappuccino, I resisted his suggestion with a shake of my head. "No. Not until we finish this."
Finally getting sick of the stuffy atmosphere, I slipped off my 3/4 sleeved black leather jacket, leaving me in my cropped loose, white tank. It was the start of August, which meant the weather was definitely hot. Also since the movie was being filmed here in California, it was really hot! What made this worse was that the studio had a limited A.C. system. When it was unavailable, it got extremely humid and very stuffy.
"Ooh, boss, Take a look at hot shot." Chris' lips curved into a coy smile and his head cocked over towards Justin, who Chris and I referred to as hot shot.
Curiously, to what he meant, I tilted my head to the side before doing an entire 180.
"PERFECT! Justin, keep that feeling! Look at Dakota instead of me!" I excitedly say, rushing over to the photographer's side. Although I had no idea how Justin had suddenly snapped into character, his expression was definitely what the cover of this shoot called for! I pray to the Lord that he learns to continue this act for the rest of the upcoming shoots.