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Old 05-19-2017, 08:51 AM
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Another featurette: Family!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey0t2gnmOXI

Also on twitter: https://twitter.com/sense8/status/865582690786983939 and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sense8TV/vi...0388861820737/

LMAO Max is spooning Tina "naked" in 00:35.
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And another, by Netflix India, for the Mumbai shoot..

https://twitter.com/NetflixIndia/sta...01169437364224
https://www.facebook.com/NetflixIN/v...3409050772832/
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I don't think anyone posted this before, but here's a short interview with Doona, Max, Brian, Tuppence, Tina and Jamie from Mexico City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdP2Px6zgos

They all seem so fun, loud and rowdy when they're all together haha! Favorite comment from Max:

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They are such cuties all of them! Thanks for this chromate!
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Hemon on his involvement with writing for Sense8:

http://www.novilist.hr/Kultura/Knjiz...ogim-Bosancima

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Joshua Levin, (anti) hero "The Making of Zombie Wars" to attend the workshop of the film script. What is your relationship to the film, are you a cinephil, do you like to write movies?

– I used to be, in high school, I thought to become a Director, and before the war, I wrote (bad) movie reviews. Upon arrival in Chicago, I discovered a treasure trove of films in one videoclub (Facets), which enabled me to fill in the holes (which, I realized, were huge) in the basic film education. So in the mid 1990s in one calendar year I saw more than 400 films. With Jasmilom Zbanic I wrote the script for "Love Island", and I'm one of the writers who participated in the writing of the second season of the series "Sense8" – in the (closing) credits I am identified as a consultant.
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Sense8 might have been canceled but that's not a reason to not post interviews and articles about it. (It's like stopping posting once the final episode airs, because "it's not like there will be more".. Doesn't make sense.) I have bookmarked several, and continue to do so, here are a bunch that are related.

Starting with today's: http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/77...fans-wont-see/

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“The one thing I’d want is to see Nomi and Neets get married,” she told Gay Times at the Village Voice Pride Awards in New York City. “That’s the one thing that breaks my heart, that we won’t get to see that.”

Freema Agyeman – who played Nomi’s girlfriend Neets in the series – added: “When we used to have our read throughs and so much was happening and we didn’t really understand all of it ourselves because there was this five-year story arc that was written.

“If anyone would ask the question ‘We don’t understand that bit,’ the creators would always be like, ‘You’ll find out when the audiences finds out.’

“So two years in, it was barely half way to revealing itself to the audience, and we were just finding out the answers ourselves.”
Launch day interview with Clayton: http://www.etonline.com/features/216..._selena_gomez/

On how the Nomi-bullied-in-the-shower scene from season 1, was something that really happened to Lana:

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When it came to that particular scene, a standout among fans, Clayton says she didn’t know how emotional the experience would be -- especially when she realized how much it aligned with Sense8 co-creator and director Lana Wachowski’s life. “That particular flashback scene,” the actress says of Nomi’s story about getting abused by young boys in a gym shower, “was based on something that had happened to Lana. Once I got on set and I realized what was happening, it became extremely emotional for both of us... I was a mess by the time we were done shooting that.”
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“During season one, I felt with Lilly that there was this inherent sadness,” Clayton says. “And then once I knew and I saw her -- when I met Lilly -- you’ve never seen a bigger smile on anyone’s face. I never felt energy radiate from someone like that. It was literally like there were beams of sunlight coming out of her.”

After getting to know Lilly, Clayton knew she “was on the right path” and even applauded her for taking time off. “I thought, I’ve been there. I’ve been through that. And I needed to take some time off,” she says. “I’m so proud of her. She’s exploring her painting and she’s happy. That’s all that matters.”
You can read about Lilly's paintings here:
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2017...der-tt-saffore
http://www.newnownext.com/lilly-wach...nting/05/2017/
https://www.out.com/art-books/2017/6...en-killed-2016
https://community.centeronhalsted.org/Gallery

In the Fan Expo 2016, Agyeman said that Nomi is inspired by Lana, so naturally Amanita is inspired by Karin Winslow, Lana's wife: http://www.afterellen.com/tv/508593-...-expo-canada/2

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One thing I didn’t know about Freema is how big a fan of The Wachowskis she is and how close we all came to not seeing her dream of working with them come true. It turns out her then-role on The Carrie Diaries presented a scheduling conflict, but things, fortunately, worked out (except for The Carrie Diaries, which didn’t get picked up for a third season).

Her role as Amanita is also the first time she’s ever played someone in a romantic relationship on a show, period. So one of our favorite scenes on the show is also her first sex scene and nude scene too.

Freema also opened up about who Nomi and Amanita represent for the series queer co-creator, Lana Wachowski. “With Nomi, with Jamie Clayton’s character, Lana Wachowski is putting a lot of her own experiences into that character,” she said. “My character, Amanita, was based quite heavily on her partner, Karin Winslow.”

“So some days are hard because when you as an artist are pouring so much of yourself and reopening old wounds, there’s a lot of emotion. So there’s a lot of tears when we’re shooting.”
Couple of recordings of Agyeman's speech:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2cTHw0-IgI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKhxvYvAxgw
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Technical stuff:

Technicolor on their work: http://www.technicolor.com/en/who-we...duction-moving

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Technicolor supported the need for both smaller, more mobile teams and a theatrical workflow.

Finishing and delivering the series across all 11 episodes equaled the work of six feature length films.
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Series collaborators, including Toll and fellow cinematographers Christian Almesberger, BVK, and Danny Ruhlmann, ACS, relied on the smaller, more mobile teams to create the show’s signature improvisational look. Remarking on their “fast and loose, light on our feet” style, Toll said: “Our camera teams needed a level of freedom to do what they do. All the DPs were free to accomplish what they needed for their characters and locations in those very specific contexts.”

Senior Colorist Tony Dustin and the rest of the Technicolor team in Hollywood worked closely – and virtually – with director Lana Wachoswski and Toll on the finishing and delivery of the series, including final color-correction, versioning, and mastering. The project’s DI was produced by Nancy Fuller, with editorial conform and VFX work performed by Tashi Trieu.

Overall, Technicolor worked on 600+ VFX shots across all 11 episodes. Supervised by Doug Spilatro, the team included lead VFX artists Jason Wilson and Casey Allen; additional VFX artists included Eroc Moralls, Eli Jarra, Marty Taylor, Juan Alvarez, and Rodrigo Washington.
For season 1 they had worked on 100 VFX shots, this time they did 600. Maybe the shot list was bigger (I'm sure it was), but also maybe this time they outsourced to Technicolor more shots, rather than doing them internally.

Panavision interviews John Toll: http://www.panavision.com/sense8-joh...ion-panavision

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Toll offered an example of the fluid nature of the production, where they were shooting in San Francisco one day, made an overnight move to Los Angeles and brought the camera equipment with them to shoot the next day, then hopped a plane to capture the action in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where Panavision had a camera package waiting for the weekend work.
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The cameras and support gear Panavision sent around the world included multiple 4K Sony PMW-F55 CineAltas. Mated to these were Panavision 11:1 Primo zooms, Zeiss Ultra Speed Primes, and Fujinon 19-90mm Cabrio Premier lenses. Small Sony a7S II 4K mirrorless digital cameras were used on vehicle mounts or crash housings. (These shoot the same Slog3 gamma curve as the F55.)
Lana's directing style of shooting everything within the same take, rather than setting up the closeup, then them wide shot, etc:

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“A and B cameras worked in tandem nearly all the time,” Toll continues. “A Camera Operator Daniele Massaccesi was on the Steadicam nearly 100% of the time. We adopted a system of shooting traditional wide master shots and, during the course of the shot, gracefully moving into other angles and even close-ups at times. Essentially, we were often doing masters and coverage within the same take. We made extensive use of dimmers and remote control iris from the DIT tent to change lighting while the shots were in progress. B Camera Operator Stefan Stankowski was always handheld and looking for opportunities to support Daniele.”

Toll continues, “This was an idea driven by the necessity of the schedule and the volume of material, but was also greatly due to Lana Wachowski’s visual sensitivity and commitment to telling these stories with stunning imagery. Lana stayed with Daniele while shooting and was able to make choices. This greatly expedited the whole process, and due to the exceptional talents of this team, it all worked surprisingly well.”
American Cinematographer podcast interview with Toll:
https://theasc.com/podcasts/sense8-john-toll-asc
http://tunein.com/topic/?topicId=114019091
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/amer...l-asc-50218875
https://www.ivoox.com/en/sense8-john...8793033_1.html
or search for it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ts/id259748235

It's been a week since I listened to it so I don't remember everything. Some fun anecdotes of how they got cocky in season 1 because at first the weather and lighting was exactly as they wanted it to be.. For example the scene where Bug is introduced bringing equipment was written to be shot during "magic hour", which is a 20 minute window, so of course they weren't able to finish it in time the first day they shot there. Then they went the next day to continue, and they still didn't get it. Then their days in San Francisco ran out, so they moved to the next location, Chicago, and they found a location that was able to match the SF one, and they did additional shooting there, and they completed the scene.

Also how they shot with the Dykes on Bikes during Pride, but because only women are allowed, they had to hire women camera operators etc for the day, who rode and operated with Lana, as no man (eg Toll) was allowed to participate.

Or how Lana wanted to shoot the New Years Eve celebration in season 2, but they couldn't figure out from where and it wasn't likely they would be allowed, but Lana spotted the penthouse overlooking the area. It turns out the owner is a very famous person in Berlin, so they tracked him down and asked him "the Wachowskis want to shoot their next movie in your place!" and he responded "oh, yeah, I know their films, let's do it!"
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Longtime Wachowski collaborator Peter Walpole, supervising set director on Sense8, wrote on his website about his experience with season 2, at some point before the Christmas special was released: http://www.peterwalpole.com/sense8

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Fifty Five flights in 45 weeks…

We all thought the first Season of Sense 8 was an adventure, but the second Season knocked that into a Cocked Hat.

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Hugh and I teamed up again for Season Two, thinking it would be an easier passage as we had already set a ten plate for Art Departments around the world, however as we received the scripts we suddenly realised that the eight Art Departments had grown to fourteen, now covering – Berlin the Winter Shoot, Amsterdam, Chicago, Italy, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Malta, Mexico, Nairobi, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, UK [ London & Scotland ], and the Berlin Summer Shoot.

Any self respecting Production Company, would base them selves in one country, do all the necessary interiors and then travel to the locations for exteriors, perhaps even cheating the odd country to make two or three locations work…..Not Lana Wachowski, she wanted to to do each country as a whole, some times shooting in a location that could have been anywhere in the world, but was in the country it was supposed to be , for the spirit of the story and show. And that’s what made it an amazing adventure.
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One trip I wont be doing again in a hurry is Mumbai to Mexico, the first leg being over sixteen hours in the air and the overall trip being 30 hours, staying for 4 days then travelling back to Mumbai.

So we started on November the 23rd – based , and planning in Berlin, with a prep period of approximately 14 weeks, little did we know at this point we would have a pre-*‐shoot in Berlin over Christmas and New Year, a 3 day shoot in Chicago, then the Berlin Winter Shoot also became a pre-*‐shoot and some how, we shoe horned in the world Scout, ready to shoot in Mumbai around the 1st of March….

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Do I have stories to tell……yes many,

Hugh Bateup, the rough tough Australian, wearing a feather boa, pink glasses and makeup, so he would blend in on the Sao Paulo Gay Parade float.

Lana Wachowski wanting to recreate the Berlin New Years celebration in March on a 250 meter stretch of road in another part of Berlin…because we could not let our own fireworks off on the 31st of December……

The Car chase in Seoul , that took months to prepare.

The Political Rally and Riot in Nairobi with over 3000 extras…shot in one day ….a very long day….


Being told I was in a Somalian controlled area in Nairobi and that the Foreign Office declared it a No Go Zone – and this was where we were having an elaborate pimped Bus built.

And so the list goes on…I managed to get back to the UK for approximately 4 weeks during the 45 weeks away, Hugh and Trish have only just returned home.

All three of us have more air miles than we know what to do with, Hugh and Trish went on a touring holiday in Spain, before they went home and my wife and I are off to Cornwall at some point.

We all decided to save the air miles for next years holidays !!
Something different now, I was surprised to see VFX supervisor Dan Glass receiving directing credit in Season 2 since I didn't see him behind the camera not once, nor did I see his name in the clapperboards. In the first season he shot in Seoul, but as I understand much of his material was filmed by the Wachowskis since he had no prior directing experience.

Now I noticed that he has written on his LinkedIn about his work on Season 2: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-glass-a0864019/

"Director: Berlin, 2nd Unit Director: Seoul"

I guess he might have shot inside Babelsberg Studio in Berlin (although technically Babelsberg is located outside Berlin) and in Seoul he says he directed 2nd unit, so that probably explains why I didn't see him.. Lana shot most of the material in both locations.
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That's a lot of flying! I felt tired flying every other week on a short 2-hour hop.
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Here are a bunch of Toby Onwumere focused stuff that haven't been posted before:

http://eclipsemagazine.com/exclusive...with-michelle/

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When pressed to choose his favorite Sense 8 character other than Capheus, he chose Lana Wachowski. He’s absolutely in awe of her drive, creativity and humanity.
http://entertainmentvoice.com/2017/0...heus-season-2/

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You are one of the newest cast members of “Sense8.” How did that come about?

I graduated grad school in May 2015. I moved out to L.A. in September 2015, and then I was doing the acting thing for about eight months. I got the audition in late April of 2016. I was working at a restaurant and my agent hit me up a couple of hours after my audition. I was like “Oh my gosh!” They gave me a bunch of lines and I flew to Mexico met the casting director. I did my test for them and then they invited me out to dinner with the whole cast. I got to see everybody whom I was just watching on TV a few hours ago. I go to the bathroom, come back and they’re all in a circle and span out into a straight line and then [the executive producer and director] Lana [Wachowski] is like, ‘I really enjoyed your audition and the cast gets along really well with you so on behalf of the entire time welcome to “Sense8.” I lost feeling in my knees a little bit.

What was it like joining a team of actors who had already worked together for the first season?

Funny enough, they really welcomed me. They were so gracious in the welcome in their own very distinct way. Miguel was very enthusiastic! And some of us tease each other. I hit it off with them really well.
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What’s something that Capheus experiences this season that really challenged you as an actor?

Not that it was ridiculously challenging, but one of the sex scenes…the first one we shot was in Mexico City and that was the Christmas episode. That was maybe my second or third day with the scene and I’m telling you, you gotta be ready. I know in that moment everyone is telling me this stuff but this was something I had never done before. This is the second day, and I hadn’t even said any lines yet. And I’m thinking “how do you do this?” But once you get on set, it’s not about you the actor but the picture as a whole. It’s more frightening to think about it. I can do like eight now.
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What was your most unforgettable experience while filming this season?

I’ll do one during shooting and then after. During shooting I would have to say the big political speech in episode ten. The entire day at the park will forever be in my heart. Just like how it was a big speech that turned into a riot and then violence, and it became an action movie really quickly right after this sentimental and moving speech. It was the best acting day I could even ask for. It was 360 degrees of perfection.
Two podcasts with him (one also with Silvestre), but I haven't listened to them yet:
https://scifitalk.com/2017/04/28/pod...e-episode-284/
https://scifitalk.com/2017/05/08/pod...guel-and-toby/

Some other stuff from the Nairobi part of the story:
Kobi Kohara cameoed as herself: http://www.ghafla.com/ke/2017/06/12/...ense-8-series/

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“A few weeks ago, I’m scrolling through Netflix and lo and behold I find me y’all! *insert screams��* I’m on season 2 of Sense 8, among some great Kenyan actors and I’m just so proud, Lana Wachowski cast me herself and that is an honor in itself, we made it Mama������ #SeeGodMove #Happiness #KobiWithAnEye #Sensei #SS2 #TomTwyker” Wrote an excited Kobi Kihara.
They shot in the real NTV network where Capheus goes looking for Zakia: http://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/chil...series-photos/

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NTV journalists and producers have bee featured as extras in one of the biggest American TV drama series Sense8.

The show, which was partly shot in Nairobi, saw some of the characters set up shop at Nation Centre for a five hour shoot on a Sunday afternoon in September 2016.
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On that Sunday afternoon, the crew took over the entire fifth floor of Nation Centre for the shoot with your favorite TV presenters in the back ground.

Some of NTV crew featured in the scene include news anchor Trevor Ombija, online and The Trend reporter Anne Okumu, Lolani Kalu, Mike Wainaina, Norah Ireri, Ruth Munyi and business reporter Hudheifa Aden.
The actress that played the mother whose baby Capheus intervened to save, has a child with Githu's (Superpower's leader) actor:
http://www.redpepper.co.ug/cleopatra...sense8-series/
https://guru8.net/2017/05/uugandan-a...etflix-series/

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I am humbled that you picked interest in SENSE 8 and my appearance in it. Thank you. My role was of a young mother who was caught in the middle of a water riot because she too was there to buy water whose price had unfortunately been hiked. I auditioned like 3 times for different roles but this is the one I finally landed. It was an amazing experience acting alongside the likes of Toby Onwumere (Capheus), Jamie Clayton (Nomi) & Tina Desai (Kala). Having Lana Wachowksi and Tom Tykwer as directors was also just mind blowing.

(But I tried to stay calm��) Lana Wachowksi called out my name “Cleopatra” at some point and shook my hand saying, “good job!” I smiled and confidently said, “Thank you Lana. It is an honor to meet you & be a part of your work. I have been a fan of your movies since The Matrix Trilogy.” She was impressed.

Some scenes are shot stuff for days but when the final edit is done, and you watch it in a few minutes, you may not know the hustle and bustle the cast and crew went through to achieve it. ��
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Sources say that she landed on these roles because she was tipped by her baby daddy, Lwanda who is a Kenyan actor.
Interview with Biko Nyongesa, who played "Superpower #2" in the first season (The guy that loses his hand by Capheus/Sun in the "Call me bitch one more time" scene): http://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/chil...ctual-villain/

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1. How was the experience being a cast member on Sense8?
– It was a wonderful experience, eye opening. It blew my mind away because of the level of professionalism. When I got to the set, I saw how the Germans and Americans were conducting their sets, I wondered why have some people been here for years and they can't even do the simplest of things? It was just simple professionalism. I enjoyed myself and learned a lot.

2. What role did you play?
– I played Superpower 2, the right hand man for the main villain. When I went for the auditions I was an underdog because I had never done anything like it. It was a joy because I beat people who had been in the industry since I was in school to get the role and play a villain.

3. What was the major difference on the set compared to what you are used to?
– The level of professionalism, how people treat each other on set, how directors treat actors on set, how actors relate with the directors, the crew and everything. First I thought the directors will be shouting at us on set so that we can fear them. That is the reason we do not get anywhere in this industry. Our actors do not feel motivated, they feel forced. I learned how to grow.
Haha. And some more here: http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/bu...qqd/index.html
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I listened through the first podcast and its only in the last few minutes where Toby and Miguel speak. Currently listening to the second podcast and it is exactly the same as the first one. It is 25 minutes long, so I think there might be more than what was in the first podcast. Not much has been said but Miguel talks about how the "Who Am I" speeches was the first scene Toby worked on in Mexico City with Miguel after he joined the cast, and that when they shook hands, Toby grabbed Miguel's hand really hard apparently and "destroyed it out of happiness" haha

EDIT: The first podcast has some parts from the second podcast but like skips a bunch of stuff which I thought was weird? Anyways, still listening to the podcast and Toby just talked about how he's gotten very close with Doona again mentioning how they goof around a lot and are like siblings!

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Early - extended - cut of the Lito/Hernando/Daniela dancing birthday celebration in Mexico: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzniAf8K404

Posted by the choreographer of the scene.

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Here is the extended version of the choreography that I did for Sense8 on Netflix, directed my Lana Wakowski. You can view the full episode "Happy F*cking New Year" in Season 2. The actors are Miguel Angel Silvestre, Alfonso Herrera, and Erendira Ibarra. You can find out more about me at CharleneRose.com.
Great to see unreleased footage!!
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This doesn't really fit anyplace else. Alfonso Herrera will be at SDCC for his role in The Exorcist:

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6:00 - 7:00PM The Exorcist, Room 6BCF - Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera, "Sense8"), Father Marcus (Ben Daniels, "House of Cards"), Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan, "Skyfall"), and EPs Jeremy Slater ("Fantastic Four") and Sean Crouch ("Numb3rs") will discuss season 2.
This is on Thursday and I won't get to town until after the panel's over.
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Clayton stuff.

http://www.refinery29.com/2017/05/15...terview-sense8

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Refinery29: I adore Sense8. Can you tell me how you found your way to this show?

Jamie Clayton: "So I discovered the show via an article that was written — I think it was either Variety or The Hollywood Reporter — but it was in 2013. They released the story that Netflix had bought this show called Sense8 from Jay and the Wachowskis and I forwarded the article through an email to my agent, and wrote in the email, 'I wanna be on this show.' She has the email printed in her office. And then it wasn't even until a year later that they started the casting process and some producers and casting people reached out to my agents to find out where I lived and what my availability was for the following year. And, no, actually, I think the article was 2012! Because it was 2013 that they contacted me. And then we were on the road for all of 2014 — God, it's all ages ago now. Anyway, I auditioned like a pretty standard procedure. I sent a tape in and then I met them in person and then months later I did chemistry tests. They cast a really wide net for Nomi. They did international auditions. They auditioned girls everywhere. You know, Lana really wanted to see as many girls as she could so she could really feel confident that she had gotten the right Nomi. And it was me!"
Clayton must have said "JMS" and the reporter misheared her.

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Okay: What was your favorite location to shoot in?

"Season two would probably be... Amsterdam was really really really cool."

I'm so sorry. I need to ask about that famous orgy scene from season one. Was there extensive rehearsal forit?

"No rehearsal. It took long in the sense — again, it's filmed in different locations.
So, we did it in San Francisco. And then, you know, we move on, and the whole production moved to Chicago, and we're filming in Chicago, and then all of a sudden on a Tuesday, and it's like, oh, we're shooting that again! And then you shoot it in Chicago, and then that's over. And then we film for months, and then it's like, oh we're doing that again. So we have to keep shooting it over and over."
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Was it nice to have an expanded universe for Nomi at home in San Francisco?

"That was really dope. I remember doing season 1 and doing those scenes with Michael Summers. And he was such a blast the creators wrote a new scene where after all of Nomi's equipment gets confiscated, Bug shows up and brings them all new equipment. Nomi says, 'I can't afford it,' and he says, 'It's totally fine.' That was new because we had so much fun with Bug and it worked for the story and the whole thing. So, when I showed up to the table read for season 2, and Michael was such a huge part of it, I was thrilled because he was such a blast to work with. He is such a part of Nomi's history. You know, I like that they have this past together, and that Nomi covered for him at one point, and now he's stepping up. Nomi starts confide in him even more [in season 2.] It's a really cool part of season two to see these people who are a part of Nomi's world and how they all accept her. Because they know that everything she does is steeping in authenticity and honesty and that she wouldn't be making anything up."
Bug was great this season! And yeah, I do remember that his season 1 role was written as smaller than it ended up being.

Work hours:

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There are so many large-scale scenes in this show — like the epic dance party in Amsterdam.

"You mean Riley's big comeback? Yeah, that was fun for all of us in the sense that it's not very often you get to shoot in a big club in Amsterdam. And it's like — apparently that club is totally dope. I don't know because we were working. I remember it was exhausting. The days on Sense8 are really long. They tend to be 16-17 hours long. The turnarounds are really short. You get maybe 6-7 hours of, and then you're right back doing it again. You know, and it's funny because they have to shoot everything that we're doing from different camera angles and multiple times. So, you know, there's a lot of waiting. I mean, yeah, we were in a club. It was fun. But not."
Whew!

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If you could be any other sensate, which one would you be?

"I wouldn't want to be any other one than Nomi. I think to be able to share in their abilities is really cool. But I think — if I could be another one... I'd be Nomi."

...

So, Nomi is your soul-sensate.

"She completely is."
http://www.hypable.com/jamie-clayton...n-2-interview/

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How was it filming season 2? Was it awesome being able to travel the world again?

Yes! Yeah we jumped from nine cities in season 1 to 16 in season 2. It was crazy! I really, really, really loved Amsterdam. It’s such a beautiful place. I I did a ton of shopping, met new friends when I was there, it was great.

Also it was wicked hot in Seoul, Korea when we were filming! I’m talking about 100 degrees every single day, unbearable heat.

But I had a lot of time off while I was there and I got to do some exploring and I had a lot of fun in Korea.
I think it’s really cool there, like, I went to a poop Cafe! They had the best rose flavored latte I’ve ever had in my life, and it was served in a mug shaped like a toilet! It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

And of course, I’ll never forget Positano. Positano it was just absolute heaven on Earth.
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Nomi and Amaneeta’s relationship, honestly, is one of the best on TV. What do you think makes them so good together?

I think there’s two big reasons. First, I’m super, super grateful for Freema Agyemen, who plays Amaneeta. I’m so lucky that it’s her, our chemistry is [amazing.]

I was a huge fan of hers from Carrie Diaries, I know everyone else is a fan from Doctor Who but I’m not that girl, I’ve never seen that show. But I have seen the Carrie Diaries because I’m that girl, so when we met I was like “holy shit, fuck. This is amazing, I love you!”


And we just hit it off! We’ve got so much in common just in life, we text each other all the time. When we were in New York for the premiere we went to dinner together and we walk around holding hands, we’re like proper school girls. We just vibe really well together and really get each other, so I think that is obviously a huge part of it. It helps for our chemistry to be believable on screen.

And the other reason is Lana wrote this character from a very personal place, so I think there’s a lot of authenticity within the words because it’s actually been lived.

It’s not just something that’s being written because it’s just being written, it’s from a very personal place.
So I think that authenticity combined with the authenticity that I’m able to bring to Nomi, coupled with the authenticity that Freema is able to bring to Amaneeta, and our chemistry together is just this perfect storm. People just really ship us, and I love that.
Amanita is not written like that!

http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/netflix...yton-interview

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What has been your biggest challenge with this role?

The jet lag (laughs).


I can imagine. You are traveling all of the time I would think.

Yes, we're literally hopping from city to city. There are 16 cities in Season 2. We did nine in season one so it was a big jump up in cities. The jet lag is definitely the biggest hurdle. All the challenges of filming and being on set and all that, those are great. We can put them into the work. But definitely it's the jet lag. And then another funny thing about traveling is that all of these places have very different climates and so you can never pack enough clothes. We're always dressed inappropriately. Wherever we are, we're trying to pile on a lot of our light clothes if it's too cold. All of the sudden everyone's got all their winter clothes and we end up in Positano. It's like, "Where are we going?"
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Nomi is an expert with computers. Has that been like a new language for you to learn?

I don't know anything about computers, so... That's exactly what it is. It's a new language. I love a challenge. Knowledge is power. Our prop people that we work with in every city, Nomi's home city is San Francisco. So the bulk of Nomi shooting ends up there and Chris who is our prop woman there, I'm always asking tons of questions and there are loads of people. She was our local in San Francisco and then there are prop people. Alex is the one who travels with us all over. He's done loads of stuff with us. But I'm always asking questions about every bit of equipment, like every headset, every phone, every computer... I want to know what she's doing so I can bring some authenticity to it.
Haha. Well, also Keanu Reeves, who played computer hacker Neo in The Matrix films, didn't get a computer until well into the late 2000s IIRC.

https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/2...iminate-labels

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For Jamie Clayton, sex scenes are just another day at the office. She’s filmed two involving multiple cast members for Netflix’s Sense8, and has no qualms about getting down to business. Still, the simulated romps aren’t without drawbacks, namely all the sweat. “The crew is there, and you’ve got these patches on, and the boys have socks on,” she says, laughing. “And then a patch falls off and you’re like, ‘Ughh!’”
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“They cast internationally for the role because Lana wanted to make sure someone who identified as trans got the part,” she says. “There is a lot in the show written from Lana’s personal experiences, so it was important that she got the right actor.”
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Clayton & Agyeman interview.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/9/15...eman-interview

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I recently interviewed Naveen Andrews about the show, and he said his initial audition was really a conversation about his life, just sitting down with the Wachowskis asking questions about his family and his background for hours. Did you go through something similar?

JC: No, my audition process was a standard audition. I got two scripts, I taped an audition, I sent it, and then I flew to Chicago with Brian [Smith, who plays Chicago cop Will Gorski]. We were the first two to audition. I did the scenes for them in person, and for [series casting agent] Carmen Cuba. Then a couple months later, after they did more rounds of auditions — they cast for Nomi internationally, they were looking all over the world — and then I did two rounds of chemistry tests with other actresses who were up for the role of Amanita. That was super fun. And that was with JMS [series co-creator J. Michael Straczynski] and the W’s and Carmen Cuba, so it was a big deal, it was intense. And then after two days of doing that, a week later, I got the role.

Did they want to draw on your personal experience to create your character?

JC: No. No, no, no, no. It has nothing to do with us. Not at all.


FA: My first audition, I was with a casting director in the UK, and we had a great time, playing around. I’d never been to an audition where there were props, and she was just grabbing books off a shelf, going, “Let’s just use this and that,” The second audition was the chemistry test, and the third was a Skype meeting with Lana and Lilly. I had just gotten really close to getting a pilot, but they messed me around with the paperwork and the visas. I got so close, and in the end, I didn’t get it, down to paperwork. So I came back with such a heavy heart. So I was so frank with the Wachowskis. They really have an ability to make you feel utterly relaxed in their company. They’re so interested in what you have to say and who you are as a human being that you forget any inhibitions you might have. You’re not really thinking about what you’re saying, because they just seem to be so into everything you’re saying. [Laughs]

So it was great. I frankly told them I’d just been rejected from something, so I was feeling pretty shitty, but on the plus side, if I had got it, I wouldn’t be sitting in this room, meeting my heroes. So we talked about career, and highs and lows, just going around it all, and it felt very holistic and organic. Like with an exam, when you walk out of auditions, you get a sense of how it went. Sometimes you’re not always right, you get the ones you think you flopped in, and vice versa. But I walked out of that feeling so nourished, and I thought, “Well, if I get it or not, that was a great encounter.” To have gone from that to being able to call them my friends, I feel like, “Bucket list: tick!” [Laughs]

What were your chemistry tests like?

FA: Incredibly nerve-wracking, because I had idolized the Wachowskis for many, many years. They say “never meet your heroes,” so I was nervous and excited. And then you’re auditioning in another accent, and the language they write is so beautiful, so you want to stick to it, so there’s so much going on. I did a chemistry test with an actress in London while Jamie was chemistry-testing with other actresses all around the world. So we never actually got to chemistry-test together. But it’s a nice process, because you get to get on your feet. When you’re doing an audition, you sit in a chair, all of it just feels artificial. But to be able to stand up, move around the room, and act while you’re auditioning, the people watching you disappear. You can actually just perform.
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What have they said as directors that’s been most helpful to you?

FA: They’ve helped with my insecurities — “I have never done nudity before, I’ve never been in a sex scene before, I can’t,” all these negative things come into my head. I remember Lana telling me about this documentary she saw once. This was at one point when I was having a particular meltdown — I’d got bitten by mosquitoes so severely up and down my legs that the doctor thought I’d had an allergic reaction. We had this scene coming up where I had to be nude, and I was like, “Please, can I wear socks up to here?” Lana was like, “Yeah, if it makes you feel better you can,” but she also told me about this documentary about a two-way mirror, and you would stand in front of it and say what you saw, and simultaneously, there would be people on the other side of it saying what they saw. Inevitably, you would stand there going, “I don’t like my legs. I think my skin could be better,” and the people on the other side are going, “Look at that, when she smiles, how her eyes light up.” The things they’re looking at and the things we’re looking at are a world apart. So she just gave me a mirror. And I feel like I’ve turned such a big corner in my career and in my personal life and how I see myself.

It sounds so cliche, but they do believe everybody is beautiful and complex, and has so much to offer, and they’re just so celebratory of the human body. And I’ll tell you, by the end of it, I was like “I can do this!” I remember standing there naked on set talking to one of the sound guys, going, “And what about your weekend? Oh, what did you do?” And I forgot that I didn’t have clothes on. It didn’t matter. It’s empowering. I find their company and their thought processes and their art inspiring, and I’m a genuine fan of them and the show.
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Music is so important to this show, and a lot of the story revolves around characters experiencing music together. How do they use music on the set?

JC: When we were filming in Positano [Italy], when it’s Kala’s birthday on the beach, they were playing music then, but I don’t know if it was the music that’s actually in the show. During another part of the birthday montage, Lana was playing the song that’s in the show, over a little wireless speaker for us on the set. And for one of the sex scenes, we had the same music for that that was in the show. Tom Tykwer composed a lot of the music for season 1, and it is a huge part of the show, but they’re not playing it for us, or talking to us about it while we’re shooting, or before we shoot.

FA: We always have music at the read-throughs. When we do the big table-reads, Lana would often start by playing the music to us, and it sets the tone so fabulously. Music is a universal language. You can connect to it. And it put everyone in the space we felt we needed to be in to start at the same point. Lana certainly introduced me to a lot of new music I’d never heard before.
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How do you maintain a consistent character when you’re traveling around the world, doing individual scenes in stages that might be months apart?

FA: It’s very much a group effort. I mean, Lana is all over it. You can see her going into the zone for a second, when she’s shooting, and then she’ll suddenly say, “Oh, no, you actually need to come in from that side, because that’s where you were in Spain.” It’s all in her head, and she keeps track of it! The whole time we’ve been shooting, there was only one thing that had to be reshot due to a timing error, where someone should have looked one way, but they looked the other way at that point. It’s fascinating how she remembers that.
Clayton:

http://publimetro.pe/entretenimiento...-empatia-59820

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What have you learned from Lana and Lilly Wachowsky?

Professionally, I have learned to memorize dialogues because they change everything the minute they enter the set (laughs).
And personally I have been given this opportunity to travel all over the world. In Korea I was with Tina, who plays Kala and is the sweetest and kindest person I've ever met. I was able to go to her house during the filming of the second season and live as she lives, with her food, the people that surround her, go where she goes and experience life from her perspective.
Minor stuff:
http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-o...veness-n754471
http://www.eonline.com/news/848701/s...ing-about-nomi
http://www.eltiempo.com/cultura/cine...-clayton-85346

And an exclusive; I talked with someone involved with the production about some stuff and I sneaked in a question, I wasn't really planning to, but I thought what the hell, here's my chance, haha. Anyway, to that person's best knowledge James McTeigue co-directed the entirety of Season 2 with Lana in all the locations Lana had a unit, and he was also fully involved with the post-production, essentially entirely replacing Lilly, at least as far as directing and post-production are concerned. Which was a theory I expressed a few times, but since McTeigue hasn't done any interviews, it was impossible to know and the show's credits never make sense anyway. Anyway, the point is Lana did have help, with the best possible replacement to her sister, one of their oldest and most trusted collaborators.

Netherlands: https://abload.de/img/13597833_1736418397175duye.jpg
Korea: https://abload.de/img/13722185_288243194872w2o5q.jpg
India: http://abload.de/img/12912628_1700758273534vpui.jpg
San Francisco: https://abload.de/img/picture5pswe.jpg
Mexico: http://abload.de/img/12950333_101080709567o7jne.jpg
Positano: http://abload.de/img/sense82bpositano2bbea49k8j.png
Berlin: https://abload.de/img/14272028_16818423221341qb3.jpg
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