Saludos desde Madrid!
According to Google Translate, that means "Greetings from Madrid!" I wouldn't know, because my Spanish is muy, muy bad. But luckily, everybody here in Madrid is muy, muy nice, and smiles patiently while I try to make myself clear using my phone app and mucho hand gestures.
Madrid is so cool! It's beautiful and cosmopolitan and friendly and modern and ancient. Sort of like New York, except older and everybody speaks Spanish. I am loving it!
So far, I haven't done a lick of work, just wandered around and looked at things and eaten a lot of ham. Who could ask for more? I spent FIVE hours at the Prado Museum, two hours at the Museo Reina Sofia (modern art), and several hours looking at churches and palaces and stuff. I had dinner both last night and the night before with some of the other actresses here for the shoot - they are all terrific. Today they sent me for a manicure at an uber-lovely salon, Tomorrow, I actually shoot the commercial, so tonight I'm laying low and going to sleep early.
Here are my impressions of Spain thus far...
Spaniards love pork.
Pork, pork, pork.
I found the perfect meal.
While wandering around looking at old things, I rounded a corner and found this...
A chocolateria! And what do they serve at this chocolateria?
Spanish men are very attractive.
And willing to flirt with middle-aged women. Don't tell Jimmy I said this.
Madrid has a weirdly large number of dead-kings-on-horses statues.
Why don't I ever make paella? It's totally up my alley. All I can think of is that long, long ago, when I first moved to LA, there was this smarmy guy who kept asking me out and saying that he wanted me to come to his apartment because I had to try his paella. Eww. I have hereby upgraded my thoughts on paella.
People should really run things by someone who speaks the language before printing something on a mug.
Okay, that's all for now from Madrid. I'll check back in after my shoot. Adios!