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  • - Hi, I'm Jennifer Garner.

  • - And I'm Edgar Ramirez.

  • And this is everything we did In A Day

  • on the set of Yes Day.

  • [soft upbeat music]

  • - Hi I played Allison Torres,

  • and I am a mom of three.

  • - I'm Carlos Torres.

  • I'm married to Allison.

  • I am the father of three.

  • - For the car wash day,

  • I got up probably four forty five or five.

  • - I got up.

  • [chuckles]

  • I got up at 4:45 as well.

  • - The days were short then,

  • and then the sun was setting kind of early

  • and so we needed every bit of daylight

  • cause we had to shoot the whole scene in one day.

  • So I know we started super early that day.

  • - We needed to get it done before sunset

  • and we're also working with kids,

  • so the days were even shorter.

  • - My alarm is just the alarm sound on my iPhone.

  • - My alarm is,

  • I mean feel free to cut it out if you need to,

  • but Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing.

  • [laughs]

  • That is the song from my alarm.

  • I just love like it's a very soothing song.

  • - First thing I do is hit snooze.

  • [laughing]

  • And wait for my second alarm.

  • - The first thing I do is I hit snooze.

  • For another 15 minutes.

  • And I have my clothes everything on a chair.

  • So I get I mean it's like I prepare everything

  • the night before so that I can be ready.

  • - Like a little kid going to school,

  • you have it all laid out on the chair?

  • - Exactly!

  • Exactly that!

  • - Do you have your underwear on top

  • because you put it on first?

  • - It is exactly what I did.

  • Exactly as I did when I was going to school as a kid.

  • Back in Venezuela,

  • normally when you go to school,

  • you wear uniform.

  • Right.

  • And then I would leave my uniform on a chair,

  • next to the bed so that I would jump in my clothes

  • and then have more time to snooze.

  • So that is exactly what I did during Yes Day.

  • I had my uniform and you know that I have a uniform.

  • I have three track suits that I used.

  • Throughout the whole shoot.

  • And that was my uniform for Yes Day.

  • - That's right.

  • You decided you said I need some cozy clothes

  • to come to set.

  • What should I do?

  • And I think I sent you to Lululemon right?

  • And you came you wear em like religiously,

  • boom boom.

  • So I probably quickly read through the news,

  • took a shower,

  • and I have a coffee maker that's an alarm.

  • And it grinds the beans

  • to the amount of water you have.

  • And I could hear it going off.

  • And that's what actually pulls me out of the bed

  • and gets me in the shower.

  • We would get there way before the kids.

  • So I'm sure,

  • - Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • - By six?

  • - Not later than six.

  • We were never in the chair.

  • The makeup chair before six right?

  • Sorry after six.

  • - Yeah and then we'd have like the eye things on

  • to take away the puffiness and the circles.

  • And we definitely had,

  • we both love coffee a lot.

  • So there was a serious flow

  • of coffee coming into that hair

  • and makeup trailer.

  • Yes my love of course.

  • - Coffee always.

  • Espresso for Edgar.

  • And that day we had waterproof makeup put on remember?

  • It wasn't our typical makeup.

  • They had they had bought waterproof makeup

  • for that day.

  • - Makeup for me is super,

  • super quick.

  • But that is the longest that I'd took.

  • Cause I had like the blue,

  • you know like mask on so.

  • - That was more like an hour and a half

  • to a two hour look.

  • I've been working with the same hair

  • and makeup people forever.

  • And so they're really good at working together.

  • But it's definitely the I have ponytails

  • and they're curled.

  • And then I had glitter and,

  • this crazy makeup on my face.

  • And it the fun thing is it's the same makeup

  • artist who did 13 going on 30.

  • And it feels just like when she was doing that makeup.

  • For me it was a it's a solid couple of hours.

  • I usually work.

  • I make a lot of phone calls.

  • At the time I think I was in the middle

  • of a big push.

  • And,

  • for kids.

  • And I was calling senators from the makeup chair.

  • Edgar would close his eyes.

  • I'm sure you had your eyes closed.

  • - I sleep

  • - You would sleep.

  • - I sleep.

  • I sleep.

  • That's what I do.

  • You know I said hi hi.

  • Hi everybody.

  • [snoring]

  • And I just keeps sleeping.

  • - We would go to set.

  • We'd have everything set up.

  • So by the time we had

  • the youngest Everly,

  • who played our youngest daughter.

  • And by the time she was there,

  • everything was really dialed in.

  • So that we didn't waste any you know,

  • kids have a lot to have shorter hours.

  • So we didn't waste a minute.

  • So we would go to set with her stand in.

  • And you know check out what it was gonna be.

  • And the first thing we did

  • that day we're establishing shots in the car.

  • Driving to into the carwash scene.

  • That would probably take an hour

  • to an hour and a half.

  • - Yeah.

  • - And we probably didn't even have Everly in the car.

  • It was probably.

  • - For sure.

  • - A stand in.

  • And maybe even a stand in for Julian as well.

  • Probably by the time we finished the establishing shot,

  • it was around 10.

  • It was definitely mid morning.

  • We had already gone through,

  • you know we'd probably had an extra coffee run.

  • We were all gearing up and excited for the car wash.

  • And nervous.

  • Cause it was cold.

  • We were shooting this in La's winter.

  • Which isn't obviously frigid.

  • But it was cold.

  • It was a cold day.

  • Then we shot probably they attached cameras to the car.

  • And they would attach em to,

  • one side of the car.

  • And they'd shoot over me to Edgar.

  • And then they would move everything around.

  • Attach the other side of the car,

  • shoot over Edgar to me.

  • And then before we went into the car washing,

  • we all stopped and put on wetsuits.

  • Because once we started going through the car wash,

  • we were shooting it.

  • So we needed to make sure,

  • the kids are handing us snorkels,

  • and goggles.

  • And we needed to really make sure

  • that we had that down pat.

  • Because,

  • a take,

  • doing a second take meant,

  • stopping,

  • drying everything,

  • drying our hair,

  • redoing our makeup.

  • And getting totally ready again.

  • From scratch.

  • - And it was very cold.

  • And the water was cold.

  • So you know it was fun.

  • I mean we used it.

  • But it was,

  • but it was very chilly.

  • - It was very cold.

  • Edgar do you remember Everly got scared.

  • - She got scared poor thing.

  • I mean we got scared.

  • I mean now let alone for Everly.

  • She got scared of course it was.

  • - Yes sweet Everly got scared.

  • And we were all talking because we said,

  • oh no she's only done one time through,

  • we have one take of her.

  • We're gonna need her again.

  • And so she got back in the car for a second take.

  • She said she wanted to do it.

  • She got back in the car.

  • And then right as we got to the water,

  • she started crying.

  • And she said no no no I don't want to.

  • And so we stopped and we cut.

  • - Yeah exactly.

  • You know what's very scary?

  • I think when you use goggles

  • and water is coming at you

  • for the first time.

  • Like you put the goggles

  • and then you have all the water coming

  • and you don't see anything

  • - But still,

  • it was quite quite shocking.

  • And the bubbles that are coming in.

  • And you get soap in your mouth and.

  • But if you're a grown up

  • and you know that it's silly

  • and you're just doing it a few times,

  • it's hilarious.

  • And even for the older kids it was hilarious.

  • But for a little five year old,

  • she was terrified.

  • We did something that day called French hours.

  • Where it's a 10 hour shooting day,

  • and you take a break when you can.

  • But you don't have a specific

  • everybody at once lunch break.

  • So then we all ate like in our,

  • in our little hotel rooms.

  • And I think Edgar we probably found each other

  • after we ate and hung out a little bit.

  • And then I think the kids had to fit school in.

  • On either side of things as well.

  • - Yeah.

  • It's true.

  • Yeah every day.

  • Yeah they have school hours.

  • - Cause Jenna put herself through school

  • and graduated from high school

  • while we were making the movie.

  • - And so yeah we had our little party

  • for her graduation.

  • Not that day.

  • No no no.

  • Towards the end of the shoot.

  • Yeah.

  • - Okay that day after we got everything at the car wash,

  • we just had,

  • a different kind of establishing shot.

  • And so we did like one final shot

  • of the day.

  • Where it was,

  • Edgar me Jenna and a couple

  • of stand in's behind us.