ED- The Eerie Digest is proud to introduce Connie Lamothe to all our readers. Connie, you are one of those amazing people in the film industry that wears many hats. Your role in the well-known film ‘Something The Lord Made’ must have been memorable for you. Tell us about it and the part that you played in it.
CL- This was a very exciting opportunity for me as I was able to work with some amazing and well-known names such as Alan Rickman, Kyra Sedgwick and Mos Def. Even more thrilling was the opportunity to work with Joseph Sargent, the Director of the film. At this time in my career, I was still getting my feet wet and learning the how and why of the whole entire filmmaking process was very exciting to me. As you can imagine, there’s a tremendous amount to be learned and this is not something you can learn from a textbook. EXPERIENCE IS EVERYTHING! I actually look back at this experience and laugh. You might be wondering why I would make that remark, but I did do something that was a HUGE mistake and subsequently was something that ended up on the cutting room floor. In the party scene at the Blalocke’s home, the Director picked me to cross right in front of the camera and in front of Alan and Kyra as they were sharing dialogue. You might think big deal, but honestly, when you are one of hundreds appearing in a film, any little thing you are asked to do personally when you are NOT part of the main cast, is very exciting. After all, this could be your one big chance to become noticed and be an instant “STAR”. (LOL!) In any case, I walked across the room and called out to a “supposed” person on the other side of the room. As I passed in front of Kyra and Alan and most importantly, the camera, I ducked down, as I did not want to steal their camera time! At this point, the Director hollered cut and we did it again! Ouch! How embarrassing was that!!! What a stupid amateur thing to do, I knew better, but I guess I was just not thinking at the time. I think back and am pretty sure, I just felt rude for stealing the camera from Kyra and Alan. Several days later, just as I arrived on set, I heard the Director hollering “Where’s my girl in the green satin dress, the red head, I want her. Bring her to me”. Wow!!! He wanted mwah, was I dreaming??? In any case, I went to him and he asked me if I could dance to which I responded, “Yes”. He then sent me off with the dance choreographer where I was paired up with a gentleman dressed in military apparel. We appeared together as dancers and it was just another scene of which I worked during that film. You can be sure; I did no ducking EVER AGAIN!