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28 February 2009 @ 11:21 am
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I've been married for ten and a half years, the vast amount of that time happily.   So needless to say, the number of other men I've kissed is limited to a very few, and all of those platonically on the cheek.  My dad, Nolan's dad, various uncles, and of course my boys.  However, for the first time in over a decade, I find myself kissing another man.

It's just in the show, but it's seriously awkward.  Mark, my co-star, is a very sweet man, and he's perfectly fine as far as men go, but ARGH!

I can't get over the fact that I'm kissing another man.

It's weird.

And it FEELS awkward, like we're trying to manufacture chemistry.  Which, to some extent, I guess we are.  (His wife is seriously gorgeous.  And he's no Nolan.)

I never had a problem with kissing on stage before I was married, and until now I haven't had occasion to, since.  However to add insult to injury, one night at rehearsal this week, after 'the kiss,' I forgot my line.  How embarrassing.  I mean the kiss wasn't mind-blowing or anything, but it was, oh, I don't know, distracting, I guess.  And we just stayed there, centimeters apart for like 15 seconds 'til I remembered that I was supposed to say something.

Good grief.

I just need to memorize my lines, try not to bump into the furniture, and not let the fact that I have to kiss this guy twice every night and act like I really want to, throw me for a loop.

I feel:: annoyedannoyed
I hear:: Powere Rangers something
seegrimseegrim on February 28th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)

That would be bizarre. I don't know if I could do that.
Carrie Leigh: I gotta gocarrie_leigh on February 28th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
It's really hard.

And the actress in me wants to treat it like any other part of the show, and rehearse it til it's perfect, but the Carrie part of me goes, "Nooooooooooo!"
nbaeker: sam pensivenbaeker on February 28th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Um... I find myself in the embrace of Jack Worthing a lot in our play...

'Jack' being played by a 50 year old man whose eldest kid is older than me.

Yeah.. Not good looking, not attractive... kind of a diva...

Basically I read your post and went "ohhh Carrie, I feel for you."

Carrie Leigh: We're actorscarrie_leigh on February 28th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
When I played Gwendolyn, my Jack Worthing had EAR HAIR!

nbaeker: sam not happynbaeker on February 28th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
"Hullo, what's this? Why the ear hair? Why such old men? Why such horrible casting for Jack Worthing?"

Carrie Leigh: you have been found wantingcarrie_leigh on February 28th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Aside from the ear hair, he was very handsome, (and only a little older than me) but completely full of himself, much like your Worthing.

It's an epidemic.
nbaeker: ignore the stupidnbaeker on February 28th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
This one's wife was the can-can lady of the last production.

You're right. It *is* an epidemic.

I'm very annoyed with the girl who's playing cecily. She told the director she refused to play across from "jack" and so she got the good looking bloke. She's lucky I like her. :D
Carrie Leigh: the queen is not amusedcarrie_leigh on February 28th, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
Ugh. The bigger your head is, the easier your shoes are to fill.

tracyj23: Dr Horrible - Doctor giftracyj23 on February 28th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine how awkward that must feel. Well I can imagine but as I'm not likely to ever experience it, I'll have to stick to imagining.

Good luck!
Carrie Leigh: Moral Indignationcarrie_leigh on March 1st, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I appreciate it.
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Carrie Leigh: Dean handcarrie_leigh on March 1st, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
EW. Ew, ew, ew. Poor Heath. At least my co-star isn't repellent, or anything.

The thing is, I know it's acting. I'm the professional. I should be able to do this without any issue at all!

Hubby is... not upset, but he's not head over heels, either. :/
dragonsangel68: Ewan Buggerdragonsangel68 on March 1st, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Good luck with pulling that off successfully. I just don't know if I could.
Carrie Leigh: hugcarrie_leigh on March 1st, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's a crapshoot as to whether I will be able to.

You're in my prayers.
O Demanding One: Encourage: Climb Every Mountainheyurs on March 1st, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)

Well just like you know, though, it is all part of the show and I know you & Nolan have discussed these things, so just do your best as I know you will. ;)

*huggles you* Break a leg! :D

Carrie Leigh: Hi you rockcarrie_leigh on March 1st, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Love!
Mala13oct on March 1st, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
O dear... that must be hard. I don't think I would be able to pull this off. All the best!
Carrie Leigh: pretty ginnycarrie_leigh on March 1st, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)