I am shooting publicity photos for a new Mickey Rourke movie. I just spent the last two days shooting him on and off set. What a great guy! He's a class act, very easy to get along with but perhaps a bit difficult to keep up with and direct when in front of my lens. I pretty much just had to get him in front of the camera and let him do whatever he wants.
I can't share any photos just yet (hopefully in the next day or two!) but I have a few cool stories to share from the last two days..
Near the end of the first day he called and ordered ten cases of beer for the entire crew. He asked us what we all wanted and, being from Louisiana, we all agreed on Abita Turbodog.
Mickey LOVES PHOTOS! He was constantly coming up with ideas and asking to see the photos we just took. Every time I stepped out he was calling for me to come back and shoot something. After every little photo session he would ask me to email "all the shots" to his girlfriend who was anxiously waiting to see them.
When shooting for a movie, the lead actors get to cut a certain number of photos. I had contact sheets made of all the photos we took and handed the sheets to him, he looked through them quickly, then handed them back and said they are all approved. I have never had photos approved that easily by a celebrity.
At the end of the night he came up and shook my hand and thanked me for playing along and for all my help.
Can't wait to show you guys the pics!