Saturday, 25 February 2012

Dulux Commercial

This week I spent two days filming the latest ‘Dulux’ Commercial.
I felt like quite the rock star being picked up by a car sent from the production company and driven to location.
Those feelings soon disappeared as I found out they wouldn’t be filming the girl scenes till ‘after dark’ ... it was 10 am at the time.

So off to a cracking start I met one of the male cast, Dan, who you may recognise from Coronation street.
We drank cold coffee, ate fruit and sat around on our bus watching a nature show... apparently squid are VERY dangerous.

The hair and makeup team were not overly happy with having to straighten my cave-woman-thick hair but they soon managed to make me look ‘fit’.
Although I’m not sure why they put so much effort into my lipstick seeing as we ate lunch right after (we obviously needed to refuel after the exhausting morning).

I had a lovely prawn Thai curry and olive salad finished off with cranberry pie.

So seven hours after arrival we headed onto set – a rundown house in the middle of Clapham. Whilst we were all happy to be off the bus, we weren’t thrilled shooting outside in the bitter cold with just cute jackets to retain any heat.  
They shot us walking into the party and chatting excitedly. It took us a few takes as apparently we weren’t looking over thrilled to arrive. Go figure.

Day one over!

Day two....

Day two of the Dulux shoot did not start well.
I had been fake tanned the night before for a fashion show and had had my hair curled so the team had to set about fixing my slightly oompa loompa skin for ‘continuity’ and straightening my locks – AGAIN.
No wonder hair dressers give me condescending looks about the state of my ends. It's NOT MY FAULT!

Yet again we had to wait around for half a day before being used, though lunch was insane! Check it out.

This time we were shooting in a studio and were filming the moment a group of guys realise painting your room pink will get you girls.
There was a lot of raunchy dancing and hair flicking, trying to make it look like the wildest party in the world.
The director asked if I would mind making it sexier for a viral internet video by kissing the male lead passionately. “NO,” was the flat response.

How cute is the Dulux dog? ... And so well behaved. But seriously, it was the size of a pony!




  1. Woot Henrietta, nice job on the shoot doing all of us proud from robina :)

  2. I know someone that did the shoot with the dogs! Did you do that too?

    1. Hi there, Yes I know a couple of girls from the shoot you are talking about. Who are you speaking of?

  3. I love reading your blog, so interesting! x

  4. Love this post!!!!

  5. Love this! Thanks for giving me an insight into what your life is life. So so so much fun to read everyday :) XX



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