A funny story about this shoot… Boy 3 DOES NOT like cow's milk. He likes soy milk. I let them know this in advance; they told me 'no problem'. When packing our bag to go on the shoot, I packed soy milk for my boy 'just in case', and it is a good thing I did.
Boy 3 was right on. He shot the first half of the commercial perfectly without too many retakes. In the first half of the shoot he had to look happy and pick the glass of milk up. In the second half of the shoot he actually had to drink milk. Boy 3 was very thirsty, and he LOVES (soy) milk. (At this point I ask them if they would like to use the soy milk - I told them again that Boy 3 does not like milk. They told me no, they wanted to try with their product anyway because the soy milk is a little darker in color. I did my job and warned them.) When it came time for the second half everyone was very excited, it looked as if Boy 3 were going to nail it right away. His face was perfect, he picked the glass up just right, (his hands had to be positioned just right, smile on his face and look as if he loves the product). This was going to be too easy for him. He did it, he was totally nailing it, he was taking a HUGE drink, smiling the whole time, he sat the glass back where it was supposed to go, smiling for a brief moment until he realized it was not what he was expecting, he then got a disgusted look on his face, spewed the milk out his mouth across the table, started gagging and saying "YUCK, YUCK, YUCK" he then started wiping his tongue on his shirt gagging the whole time! All 30+ people that it takes to film a commercial died laughing. This was such a classic moment! They continued trying their products for a few more shots, Boy 3 gagging each time. In the end, they took my advice and gave him the soy milk. I hope to get a copy of the bloopers.
Boy 3 hair & make-up.