Saturday, September 14, 2013

Transformed

Top: Urban Outfitters   |      Jeans: J.Brand     |      Purse: Prada Gaufre

We traveled back to Chicago almost every weekend in August and September mostly for weddings, but the last two weekends, our family made last minute travel plans back to the city so I could finally experience being an extra in a movie! (Thank you to Aaron for babysitting)

Transformer’s 4- in theaters planned for June 27th, 2014. If you guys go see it, look for the tiny little dot resembling an Asian woman in the corner of an office building caught in an explosion, screaming for her life and protecting her purse. That’s me! If I’m lucky, I may also be seen walking behind Mark Wahlberg in a few split second shots. Haha

I’m sorry, under contract I can’t give any details about my experience or inside scoops about the movie, but I guarantee that there will be lots of action, and if there’s anything you know about Michael Bay films, you will not get a shortage of explosions!

I met some great friends in all walks of life. Not all movie extras are professional actors/actresses! Most are everyday people with corporate jobs who, like me, occasionally do this for fun. It was neat to see how movies are made from behind the scenes, and meet all the talented cast/crew members who make it possible. I have a whole new appreciation for movies now, and will definitely be paying more attention to the background who usually get ignored. It can be a pretty tough job!

I found this picture that someone captured on the web (I wasn't able to take pictures on set). I'm standing right behind Michael Bay!

Ahh let’s see, what else is new… I turned 31 last Thursday. I feel so old. My hips are starting to hurt.

50 comments:

  1. Okay now I want to experience becoming an extra in a film too! It sounds fun and really out of the ordinary! :D

    JanLoves
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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  2. Thats so cool! I really want to do extra work at least once, it's on the bucket list.
    xx,
    Justina
    www.abentpieceofwire.com

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  3. You're back at the tunnel but looking less eerie. I will try to spot you in the movie.

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  4. Oh how exciting!!!! Ill look for you!
    Also loving the bag. I'm a purse addict. I wanna reward myself with a new purse when I receive my first paycheck as a staff. Torn bet prada or Gucci. Seeing u and your posts --- I'm getting more and more convinced to get a prada bag.

    Happy 31st!

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  5. Oh wow that's pretty amazing. How fun that must have been?! I will be sure to look for you when I see the movie. I love Transformers. The most exciting movie thing I've done is watching the Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie being filmed :)

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  6. Hi Christy, I just discovered your blog and I think you are a very elegant and refined woman. This look is just perfect, I love polka dots!
    I'm following you now!
    Have a nice sunday dear,

    (¯`·._.·Nymphashion·._.·´¯)

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  7. What a cool experience! This definitely sounds like a great movie too.
    Ginny

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  8. So you got to do it!! Not the bridesmaid but still pretty cool and look at you behind Michael Bay!!!

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  9. How exciting! I will look for you with my radiologist eye when I see the movie. ;) Cute polka dot top, and I love the purse!

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  10. That's awesome that you're in Transformers! I'm a big Transformers fan!! I'm gonna look for you when the movie comes out :)

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  11. this would be such a great experience! glad you got to take part in something like this. sounds great! how did you score something like this? thanks for your comment by the way. I love to receive meaningful comments :) p.s. i love polka dots !

    Sparkle & Chic

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  12. Loved your necklace and polka dot top is so cute.,
    Keep in touch,
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  13. That's so neat that you could do the movie!...and that you found that picture too. I think the best part for me would have been getting to meet all of the people. :)))

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  14. This is soooo awesome! I can't wait to see the movie and search for you :) loving the polka dots, and you know how I feel about statement necklaces!!

    Veloria in velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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  15. You look soooo good Christy! I'm so happy you are in it girl. I will definitely go to see it. Can't wait!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. Congrats on your extra experience! I've done extra work before and like you mentioned, it was so eye opening to see what happens behind the scenes - its crazy! Happy belated birthday - your comment had me laughing. I'm 32 - so i feel older than you. Lol! Last but not least, I adore the necklace you have on in the photos, so gorgeous!

    Candida
    Merch Maven

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  17. Loooove this outfit!) You're very beautiful!
    I am your new follower!) Hope you follow me back, it would be great!))

    http://fancyshot.blogspot.ru/

    Keep in touch!)
    XOXO

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  18. Happy belated Birthday sweety, you are most certainly not at all old, you look like a college student! Love the stunning necklace, you look so elegant. Congrats on your movie experience, so exciting!!Thanks for your great comment.. Wishing you a great start to the week doll!

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  19. how cool that you were able to be an extra in this movie! i will definitely keep an eye out for you!

    i'm loving the beautiful necklace in your outfit and happy birthday! and don't dwell so much on the actual number of your age. i'm older than you but so happy that my life just keeps getting better. :)

    cute & little
    vote for my YOUphoria outfit!

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  20. Ahhhh you got to be an extra! I am so excited for you! Seriously, what a cool experience. I wish I lived somewhere where that was an occasional option for me!

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  21. Happy belated birthday, Christine! It was so neat to be part of the movie. I will have to go "see" you in theater when the move comes out =)

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  22. Oh how fun and happy birthday! I'm turning 32 in a few months and boy it's just creeping up on me... Anti Wrinkle cream here. I come!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  23. That is awesome, you got to be an extra after all. I'll be on the lookout for you when I watch this :)
    I love your necklace and purse!
    Happy Birthday Christy! You're far from old haha you look beautiful! -Eva

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  24. I'm in love with your necklace! It is stunning! Such a pretty look :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  25. Love what you're wearing! :)
    xxx

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  26. That's awesome!! What a neat experience that had to be! I will definitely keep my eyes peeled when I see the movie! Loving this outfit and that necklace is beautiful!! Next time you're in Chicago we should grab a coffee!

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  27. Love your outfit. That polka dot shirt is perfect and I love how you dressed it up with the fabulous statement necklace.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  28. Wow, what an adventure! And I definitely would expect to see lots of explosions in a Michael Bay film haha. It's so neat you go to see the action up close! You look lovely... and what a lovely purse, I'm coveting it! :)

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  29. I love those jeans. J Brand is my absolute favorite jeans.

    And that's so fun!!! I love film sets!! Such a cool energy!!

    xo
    Lauren
    www.blissfulhappenings.com

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  30. Oh my gosh Christy, you aren't old at all! You look amazing :) I can't believe you got to be an extra and you got to be that close to Michael Bay, that's so cool! Maybe now that wedding season is coming to a close, you'll have more time to relax on the weekends. And I'm loving that necklace, btw, it's gorgeous!

    Love from Hawaii,
    <3 Jenn

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  31. AHH that is so fun!!! I can't wait for it to come out! It'll be fun to pause it once it comes to DVD and say I know someone in a movie! :))

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  32. Oh my gosh, that's the coolest thing ever! I always wanted to be a movie extra but too bad no one ever films movies around here. :( I will have to look out for you in the next movie!

    And I LOVE the backdrop of the first picture! so cool.

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  33. That is so awesome, Christy!! I am def def looking out for u if I do watch the movie ;) P.S- Love ur purse & necklace!
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  34. So cool! Happy belated birthday :) I thought you were still in your 20s!

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  35. Hey, I'm so late Christy but happy belated birthday! May all your birthday wishes come true for you! And woah, this is so cool that you get to be part of the making of Transformer. hehe, I'm definitely going to looking out for u in the movie!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  36. Waaaoooo!!!! This is SOOOO cool that you are an extra for Transformers 4!!!! I'm so happy and jelous! hahahaha. Congratulations!! Oh, and happy late birthday!!

    www.thejoyoffashionblog.com

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  37. Double congratulations! One for being in a movie (wow!) and for turning 31 :)

    You look beautiful in this outfit! Love that necklace.

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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  38. Congrats on the movie extra! That is really cool! Very nice necklace also, and hope you have a great day!

    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  39. Sooo cool!!! Congrats again on getting to be in the film, I am DEFINITELY going to look out very carefully for the little Asian girl :) By the way, happy belated birthday!!!! I just turned 30 last week, so I know what you mean - hip and joint paints were immediate, lol! Glad to know you're a fellow Virgo btw! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    xx,
    Christine

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  40. omg that is so exciting! I remember you auditionning for it! I'll definitely be looking for you in the movie once it comes out! that must've been really amazing! and you look dead gorgeous by the way in that picture. can't wait to see more!
    and also 31 is not old at all, you're still super young old is like when you hit 90 or something and you're not there just yet ;)

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  41. Love this simple outfit with the polka dot top. Ahh there you are on set! SO exciting. And happy belated birthday pretty lady!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  42. I remember when you posted how you almost missed the casting call and then got to go by a fluke! I think you are heading for big things. Very big things!! Wow, how exciting for you to be a part of this!! And your outfit is so cute -the polka dots make me smile!!
    xo~ Kim and Chloe

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  43. How fun!! I am so glad that you have enjoyed traveling back to Chi-town and enjoying the "spotlight". You look so chic as always-classy. Thanks again for the lovely comment on my post recently.
    Happy Birthday....the best is yet to come!!

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  44. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Such a great opportunity to star in Transformers 4 - I'm so jealous! Also really digging your casual attire :)

    Justin
    www.mrwalkntalk.com

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  45. lol you are so funny. You're not old by any means! =D
    So cool you were an extra! My friend does work like this too and it seems so fun! =D
    xo,
    nancy

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  46. Ahhhh That last sentence is so amazing! Also I love your outfit! It's cute! The polk a dot shirt and the chic bag. love it Love it Love It LOVE IT!

    :D

    Stephanie Dong 360 Fashion +

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  47. Even a few seconds in a major movie is way cool!

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