First Day of Filming "Yes +" Pilot

Friday, February 28, 2014

Before the camera crew arrived at my house yesterday morning I had a pep talk with myself in the bathroom mirror.
"Do not be the Kim Richards, be the Kyle. Do not be the Deena. In fact, don't be anyone from Jersey Shore. Or pretty much anyone from any reality show you've ever seen because they all end up looking like idiots."

My goal was simple, I was going to think before I speak. Think before I speak... The cameras were set up, the lights were on, I was wearing a mic and ready to go.  The director, a really nice guy by the name of Ben, started asking me questions and just like that the flood gates opened. I started spilling. Turns out answering questions about yourself is kind of cathartic. I blame it on the fact I've always wanted to see a counselor and have never gotten the opportunity. So I talked and I talked. And I talked some more.

And after the cameras shut off I panicked. What on earth had I been rambling about for the last three hours?!

We took a break for a late lunch and the oh nos started to set in a bit. I didn't say anything bad about anyone (just myself.) I didn't spill deep dark secrets (because I don't have any) but still, the feeling of what did I just do remained. What I did do was ramble on about my dreams and my fears of failing and my desire to write movies and be in movies and all of that stuff I'm hesitant to talk about because I know the rest of the world really doesn't care to hear about yet another person aspiring to be an actress. But I resorted back into ten-year-old diary me and I just let it fly. In fact, I even read a few passages from my diary. So that was fun. I like to imagine little me writing all of my wishes and secrets down in my Limited Too diary so many years ago having no idea I would be reading the entries on camera some day in front of people I only just met... What would little me think? I think she'd say hells yea.

When Chris came home from work they put a mic on him and he sat down for his interview segment, a part where he talked about me and what he thought of all my comedy shenanigans. In true Chris form he sailed through every question. He's just so damn likable and that translates on camera.

But we all know who the real star of yesterday was. Harlow. At one point Ben actually said to me "you need to get him a pet agent, he is a perfect TV dog." Harlow was as funny and as animated as I've ever seen him when the cameras came out. He would suddenly belt out a weird noise in the middle of filming or slap my leg until I acknowledged he was there or even just show off his acrobatic skills jumping from the couch to the stools and back again. If anyone is going to come out on top from this show it's Harlow.



Our dual Modern Familyish interview on the couch was by far my favorite part.




End of the day and I'm looking roughhhhh.

All in all, the first day of filming was a great experience. The crew is very sweet and obviously very talented. They were taking a lot of stills (mostly of Harlow) and they just seem to have an eye for catching cool images (again, mostly of Harlow.) Last night after everything was said and done and Chris and I were relaxing on the couch we saw a preview for a new reality show called "Amish Mafia." If a show called Amish Mafia can get picked up by a network I feel like a show about young comedians and the iconic iO Theater should have a good shot of getting a network. Then again what do I know. If this pilot never gets airtime at least I can say it was a really fun project to be a part of, and at the very least I'll have some cool video footage to share on the blog.

Have a great weekend! Follow along on Instagram @taylorgracewolfe for more reality show footage as well as my first set at the Laugh Factory tonight! Better yet, if you're in Chicago come to the Laugh Factory tonight!

TTYL
Paris Taylor

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47 comments:

  1. I hope it gets picked up. This is so awesome for you. One step closer to the dream!

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  2. Awesome! Good luck tonight and good luck getting the show picked up.

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  3. So so so cool! You were looking damn chic walking Harlow!

    Break a leg tonight.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. Nothing but good vibes for you tonight!! :)

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  5. I hope it gets picked up because I would watch and be like "HEYYY thats taylor and shes a blogger.."lol And I agree about the whole Amish Mafia thing!

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  6. spending all kinds of good vibes your way! what a cool experience. i wish you the best!!

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  7. you had too many comments on your blog yesterday so i felt shy and intimidated. now that your filming is all over i feel more grounded and like i can actually talk to you. but you signed off as Paris so i really have no idea what to think anymore.

    congrats!!

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  8. What can I do to make this get picked up?! I want to see Harlow on television!

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  9. This is amazing, I really hope it gets picked up! Best of luck tonight at the Laugh Factory!!!

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  10. So exciting!! Good luck at the Laugh Factory tonight :)

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  11. I had no idea there was even such a thing as a pet agent. Wonder what that job is like! haha

    Congrats on the first day of filming, this is seriously exciting stuff. :)

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  12. Paris Tay! Enjoy filming and keep having fun! We did House Hunters International 2 years ago and even though it was only one ep, we filmed for 4 or 5 full days and it was a lot of work but really fun. Just remind yourself when you say those stupid answers (or of the producers make you say something that's not quite "you,") that the show is for entertainment purposes only. It's not your life story, it's a TV show meant to entertain people!

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  13. How very exciting for you!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I would totally watch this show just to see you and Harlow, well okay fine...maybe just Harlow, but you would be an added bonus!

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  15. You're living my fantasy life. Stop being my friend so I can do what I'd do to anyone else and secretly hate you.

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  16. So cool!! Too funny about Harlow! Good luck tonight!!

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  17. The concept of this show is so cool, I really hope it gets picked up!!

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  18. this is so cool Taylor! i hope it gets picked up! good luck tonight!!

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  19. That is incredible! So happy for you and I will be watching when it gets picked up!

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  20. I was anxious to hear how this went! So glad it went well and can't wait to hear more!! Harlow does need an agent!

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  21. Amish Mafia is an awful show, I'd much rather watch yours! I hope to see it making a debut on my tv soon!

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  22. So exciting! Break a leg at Laugh Factory tonight!! Eeeeeee!

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  23. I wish I could teleport back in time to your 10 year old self to see exactly what she would say about all this! Also, Amish Mafia sounds like an oxymoron.
    Eva Marie Taylor

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  24. "Do not be the Kim Richards, be the Kyle."

    Best advice I've ever heard.

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  25. I love this. So much. I love how easy you found it to talk about yourself. I went to a group therapy thingy once for a friend and to start we had to tell the therapist about ourselves. I froze. I'm pretty sure I said "I like to...drink? And...watch Net..flix?" And the fear of "what did I say?!??" - I feel that way the morning after every work happy hour. :)

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  26. I can watch pretty much any reality TV, young comedians for sure. Amish Mafia... I tried, couldn't do it. Apparently someone is into it though!

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  27. this is awesome and I'm sure you both did fantastic!! If you're not going to be a star - the Harlow will for sure lol!

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  28. This is amazing girl. I hope it gets picked up, you work so hard you deserve to be showcased! You'll have a Canadian viewer for sure ;)

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  29. This is so awesome! I rwill be watching!

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  30. I hope it gets picked up! It sounds fantastic and you are such a hard worker, you definitely deserve this. Lots of luck tonight!

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  31. AHHH i love seeing all of this!! this is so exciting. I am seriosuly so excited for this. i mean, at this point it's getting weird. but can't wait. and of course Harlow- i'm pumped for you too...

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  32. This sounds so exciting and fun. Sounds like thoughts of great things are happening in your life. I hope the show gets picked up!

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  33. Ohh my goodness. I can't believe this happened! That is SO fun!!!! :) you two totally look like you belong on Modern Family in those shots. Love!

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  34. I'm still so excited over this! I'm explaining it to my husband and he's politely acting interested. But I am so pumped over this! I'm sure whatever you said will be fine. It's crazy how you question yourself and then later you look and see that you did really well!!

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  35. Just to clarify. . . you just shot a pilot!! I'm excited for you so you must be popping the Xanax like crazy over there.

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  36. Seriously way too cool. And the name of this show is everything.

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  37. I love, "Don't be the Deena."

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  38. Congratulations on a great first day!

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  39. How exciting! I hope it works out for you, but if it doesn't, I'm glad Harlow will be taking additional bread-winning duties.

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  40. Too awesome! I really hope the show gets picked up, would love to watch it!

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  41. Glad it went well!! Hope you continue to blog once you are famous!! ;)

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  42. I was just telling Aaron yesterday about you shooting a pilot. I said something about "knowing" you more than anyone else I've ever seen on TV lol I can't imagine the horrible things that I would say and wish I could take back... but remember, you can ALWAYS blame it on the editing :)

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  43. So so so cool! I hope it gets picked up!!

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  44. This is awesome! I just watched your comedy show clip, and I think they'll pick up the show solely on your talent ;) I've been following your blog ever since I won one of your books. We never really connected, but I still keep up with ya! Now that I sound like a stalker...I'm gonna go, haha.

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