As much as we may gripe and moan about the problems we’ve had making this film – hopefully not too often – at the end of the day, we realize how lucky we are to have this incredibly rewarding experience. And while Ameesha and I may be complete opposites in some respects, we can still happily co-exist for months at a time without leaving each others’ side (we are both Scorpios at heart).
This afternoon, I was listening to some of the audio from our trip to China way back in 2008 and came across a fuzzy recording made at a restaurant in either Shanghai or Ningbo. (A transcript is pasted below). It may be banal and absurd but our conversation really reminded me how much I enjoy working with Ameesha. When it comes down to it, when you’ve got a good team negativity falls by the wayside. Here’s to hoping that she’ll keep me around a little while longer.
Description: Not very interesting. Sounds like we’re in a restaurant. Sound is muffled. Plates. Men talking in background.
Anna: I don’t know if I want to eat more bok choy.
Ameesha: I’m bok choy-ed out. I was just thinking that the other day. I don’t want bok choy anymore. I feel like rice.
Anna: You feel like it? How? When did you start feeling like that? It must be a weird feeling.
Ameesha: It’s better than feeling like noodles. I usually feel like noodles.
Anna: I can have rice. It’s going to be an eggy rice and it’s going to be really oily but… [trails off, inaudible].
Ameesha: There’s something here call crab belly burn ointment.
Anna: Should we take a photo of that on the menu?
Ameesha: I’m just going to say we’re vegetarian.
Ameesha: Actually, you know, I could go with noodles if you’d prefer.