Sunday, January 2, 2011
Farewell to Gina
Gina Wilkinson and I shared acting agents and I wrote a part in a short film I directed for her, which she graciously agreed to do gratis in order to help me try and get a directing career going. She was funny and sexy in person and that's what she brought to the part in my film Tongue Tied. Just a short day's shooting. I remember that her co-star, Stewart Francis was a little nervous about the shoot because he had to make out with Gina for much of it. Apparently he hadn't shaved perhaps thinking it made him look a bit more of a playa which was great for the part. But after a day of making out with him, poor Gina's face was raw. She regaled our agent with this story, but never mentioned it to me on the day. She was a pro.
I'm fed up with all the loss 2010 brought and heartbroken Gina had to leave us, but I'm grateful I knew her and got to work with her at least once. I just never dreamed it would be the only time.