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Sleeping on the Job

Edith Ivey sells the sceneAll of the scenes in Eunice’s room are pretty emotional, so Rebecca and Edith had some heavy lifting to do today.  Although for the second part of the day, Eunice was in a coma, so Edith just had to lie in bed.  But the way she did it – yikes!  Makeup had done a great job making her look like she was at death’s door, and she got so still, never reacting to anything around her… not the grips moving equipment, not the cat being wrangled, not the calls for action and cut.  After the scene was done and everyone was moving out of the room, I actually worried that maybe something terrible had happened to Miss Edith, but then she popped out of bed as her usual vivacious self.  It was kind of freaky.