Finished Doing a Small Part on Japanese TV

I was really surprised when I got the call from my agent, because obviously I am looking for work in this country, the USA. However it turned out that the Japanese drama was filming an episode in Burbank. I am not really getting to do that much, I have one line and I have to get punched in the face. Of course that is something which plays a big part in all of the work that I have had so far. In truth much of it is as much stunt work as it is acting. When I started out in the business I was still playing high school football. It was pretty easy for me to get involved in the staging of fight scenes and I have acquired the knack for doing a good job at fight scenes. Obviously the trick is to make it look as though the other person really hit you, although it is really overacting usually.

Obviously when the director films a fight scene they are not really looking for complete realism. Instead they want to tell the story in the most entertaining way that they can. So when the star of the show hits you, you act as though you got hit by a young George Foreman. In reality if these guys hit me it would just make me annoyed. This particular guy was really quite flabby in real life. He was hiding this fact by wearing a slimming garment under his shirt. I saw him without it and it was really pretty effective. At any rate the fight scene pretty much did him in and all he did was to pretend that he hit me and this other guy. However the other guy did not seem to have any skill at the job he had been given.

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