Yes, we actually do that on pretty much every shoot. It’s how we get to build up the sexual energy and tension. Just jumping into sex with your partner in front of the camera never works as well as letting the chemistry naturally build so when the director calls “action,” that’s exactly what he gets.
Ok, before you ask: No, this is not my living room! It’s just one of the furniture stores I saw today, while looking to buy some nice stuff for my apartment. It was an older lady standing paralysed in front of the store’s window that got my attention. What was she looking at so terrified? Well, here is what I saw:
A cock and balls made of marble stone, on a table. Certainly nothing to be afraid of. I had to take a picture, while the lady kept staring inside and shaking her head. ;-) What do you think? Would you buy it for your home?
I finally got to go to Los Angeles. I’ve always wanted to go. Seeing Hollywood and Beverley Hills and Rodeo Drive in movies and hearing about Silverlake and West Hollywood and Pasadena my whole life, this was a dream to go. And it was a great experience.
First day I arrived I stayed with Jasun Mark. He and I spent a whole day before we started shooting going about the city seeing all those things I always wanted to see. I got to check out Hollywood Blvd where the stars have the walk of Fame (I wanted to see Dean Martin’s star the most and I found out that he actually has THREE stars). I got to see the Mann’s Chinese Theater where all the movie stars have put their shoes and hand prints. Got to go shopping on Melrose and then had lunch in West Hollywood where I had a random and unexpected meeting with Alex Frietas.
Then on to Beverley Hills where I got to go shopping on Rodeo Drive. That was one of the best parts, seeing all the stores and all the people. It’s just like it looks in the movies but even bigger and better.
We started shooting the next day and my first scene was with Adam Russo. I saw Adam Russo in Mojave Run and was excited to get to meet him and work with him. More pictures from that, later.
Check out my vacation pictures after the jump…
I always loved watching those action movies with policemen chasing criminals, gun shootings and car explosions, while siping my tonic water and enjoying some popcorn on my couch. How little did I know about all the work that is involved in each single take of those hollywood productions until I started working and training with the stuntmen.
The first time was for the movie Biutiful, with Javier Bardem. I had to work out for a month to get the part, take two weeks of training with the stunts, and shoot for 14 days, 11 hours a day. All for just one little flash in the final cut! I have to say I was disapointed when I saw the movie, mostly because I was not able to recognize me or my pals, the scene moves so quick and is shot with a moving camera effect. So if you want to see a nice close up of me in action, better watch Criminal Intent or Thrill Ride, you will enjoy more! But the experience was really exciting, and the things I learned there, you just don’t learn them in acting school.
I felt like joining the army; the discipline was very severe, but it was necessary to get into the skin of a special commando agent. The scene was shot in the middle of the city and we were wearing real uniforms and real guns. I had to know how to use them, how to hit, fight and capture a criminal like a real cop, put the cuffs on and all that sort of thing. All had to look real, dramatic, and without hurting anyone. We had real cops and stuntmen trainers showing us all the tricks.
After being trained for that scene, I’m getting plenty of jobs in that line for tv and movies. You know, there is always a role as a cop in a movie! So maybe one day you are sitting in the movies with your friends and go like: “hey, that cop there, thats Dario! …and he even got his pants on!”
One thing I can tell you for sure, it was the best work out ever! Those guys really have a unique workout technique, and the results where amaizing.
I lost fat gaining weight at the same time, and my muscles where feeling better than ever. For that kind of work, you need a lot of strength and flexibility not only in your torso and abs, but in your legs.
I had to stop doing that, because my legs started getting too big, I couldn’t bring them into the skinny jeans I had to put on for the fashion catalogs.
This recent trip to SF was full of new experiences and surprises.
I loved visiting Alcatraz, walking through the Castro and having my cheeseburgers at Harveys, wich is kind of a tradition for me everytime im in SF!
It was so funny to step into this poster suddenly, I went like “ow thats porn, ow thats me!”
That’s from the movie Game On (obviously, lol) that you can see here.
People that recognized me on the street and in the clubs where very casual and friendly. I met some really nice and cute guys!
The fourway with Trenton Ducati, Christopher Daniels and Spencer Reed was brutally hot. I was unable to sit straight on my flight back to Europe, and it was a 14 hour flight with lots of turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean.
Back in Europe again I had the chance to audition for a new spanish daytime drama. The role was a gay son of a rich family that gets abused and blackmailed by his stepfather. Here is how I showed up.
I totally nailed the audition. Even was able to cry on camera, they loved it. Two days later my agency calls me and tells me I’m not gay enough for the role, they want a real gay boy. (then she adds textually): “you know, a men who likes men” WTF! I am totally gay, and proud of it! I just shoot a fourway with three guys, shouldn’t that be gay enough?
I should have sent them the link to my movies, and maybe flirting with the female casting director wasn’t such a good idea (was just trying make some extra points).
[COMMING SOON... "Working with the stuntmen."]