On Wednesday, I saw on Pulsd there was an event at my favorite Apple Store in Soho. Previously, I had been there to see the creators and actress from Another Earth discuss their film. It was great because it feels really one on one. So finding out that I could be one on one with Victor Rasuk and Brian Greenberg was a menage a trois I could only dream of. I rushed straight after work (20 minutes early than my usual departure, but hey I dont take lunches!) to go to the event. Unfortunately, by the time I got there all the seats were taken, but this worked in my favor. First, an Apple store rep (the happiest people in retail) came out to tell us we were in for some surprises: Apple was filming this, as well as HBO. Another shot at fame! Yippee! Right when I moved here I was offered the opportunity to be an extra on this season of How to Make it America. I’m pretty sure my cleavage got more face time than me. It only made sense they needed to film me for behind the scenes specials like this (obvi). I spoke to my agent and ok-ed that Apple filmed. Oh the life of an actress. Anywho, so then they revealed another surprise: they were going to be showing the very first episode of the season right now! You mean I didnt have to wait til Oct 2nd for Direct TV to finally come and set up my cable! Grand! So there I was in the present of greatness, watching my favorite show, and seeing Brian Greenberg have rough sex , make requests for fetish and get high in the middle of the city all while in an Apple Store. I love New York. At the end of the show Victor and Brian, and the executive producer, Julian Farino, came out on stage to discuss the show. So back to my perfect placement.
With everyone in front of me sitting, I stood straight across from my HBO boys giving them my best Eartha Kitt stare down (catching eye contact, getting nervous looking at the other one, make eye contact, dodge look back to the other, what a pro). Any who, it was pure magic. One of the best things I took away from it was Julian discussing how to “embrace the chaos” of New York City in trying to film the show. Great point for what its like adapting to this city in general. Then another surprise towards the end, they played a new promo for the show with the Ducksauce jam “Barbra Streisand” being remixed saying the words “Luis Guzman” instead (which I have displayed in the post below, reason #574). Instead, of my initial plan of rushing the stage with BNLIGHTENED.com painted on me, and getting some free PR, and maybe slipping the boys my number, I walked around Soho afterwards with a friend discussing how we’re going to make it in New York, America. A beautiful nite.