Thursday, March 23, 2006
My Encounter With Malena
Guess who I saw on the streets of T.O. yesterday?
Yup, quite possibly the most beautiful woman in the world: Monica Bellucci.
See, this movie crew has taken over the parking lot across the street from work for their trailers, etc. When I left work yesterday, I could see a film crew down the street and I decided to check it out (I did study Radio and Television Arts, after all, and wouldn't mind getting into film production).
...and I knew the raven-haired goddess was in town shooting a film with Clive Owen, who has been seen hanging around the Drake Hotel amongst other hot spots.
I could see the action centred around a single actress near an old green bus marked "Wherever". She was all bundled up so it was hard to tell, but I could see some dark hair. She was about 40 feet away and my eyeglass prescription seems to be a little off, so I couldn't tell for sure.
Then I saw the chair: "Monica Bellucci"
I was supposed to meet a friend a few blocks away in about 20 minutes, but I'd be damned if I was gonna move without getting a decent look at the beauty from Malena, The Matrix Reloaded, Brotherhood of the Wolf, The Brothers Grimm, Tears of the Sun, The Passion of the Christ and Irreversible. My friend would have to wait.
The action required her to stop at the bus door, look around as if to say goodbye, and then board the bus. They did this a few times. Each time, she looked in my erection..I mean direction (down boy!) before boarding the bus. Yeah, my prescription blows, but you are not going to convince me that she was looking right at me and using me as a reference point each time.
The scene wrapped and they were going to move the camera, so Monica (yes, we're on a first name basis now) made her way with a couple of people to a nearby van 'cause it was pretty darn chilly out. As it happened, I had to go in the same direction, so for a moment, we were within about 10 feet of each other.
Yeah, I gotta say she's starting to show her age (41, apparently), especially around her eyes, but it was still a thrill to see Malena in the flesh.
Haven't seen Malena? Rent it. If you're a man with an ounce of blood running through your veins, you'll understand.
I have sampled every language, French is my favourite - fantastic language, especially to curse with. Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d'enculé de ta mère! You see, it's like wiping your arse with silk, I love it.
- Merovingian, in Matrix Reloaded