August 25: In a Field

We filmed at a mansion in Woodside, California today. As the associate producer put it, if you had been dropped there by a helicopter, you'd have no idea if you were in South Africa, the South, California... 

During the filming, a gardener with a weed whacker started working in a field away. The DP came over to me on bended knee and said: "I'm going to need you to run across a field, hop a few fences, the run across another field, and then charm the pants off the weed whacker."

I'm in all black, and sprinting up these spectacular golden fields, in the hot Californian sun to this very confused man with a weed whacker. I'm not sure what he thought - it must've looked like I appeared out of nowhere. On the run back down the hill, I kept thinking - how strange is life?