During breaks in filming, Pat and I have been getting to know each other. He's a good guy, very friendly, and we have lots in common. He's also charismatic and has star power the same as me, plus he's athletic and eco-minded. He loves wind surfing, and talked me into trying it out after filming was finished early one day. We had so much fun!
After all that exertion, we lounged around on the beach, chatting and watching the waves. And trying our best to ignore the paparazzi!
Pat has really helped me out quite a bit with my role, and taught me many acting techniques and other things that will help me in my film career. I think we have a real chemistry together, too. The Director seems very happy with our scenes and says we're fascinating to watch. It probably doesn't hurt that I'm very attracted to him. He seems to really like me, too.
Occasionally we had an afternoon off like the day we went wind surfing, but usually We worked hard and long schedules filming this movie, and some evenings it was quite late when we wrapped up filming. One evening after an intense scene on the beach, we grabbed a bite to eat at the Resort's buffet. Then it was time to get some sleep so we could do it all again the next day.
In between filming, we continued to have long talks, getting to know each other. We talked about acting, about ecology, about fame, and we shared our favorite foods and colors. We talked about all kinds of things.
One day when we were in Pat's Luxury Suite rehearsing the scenes we had to shoot the next day, Pat suddenly leaned over and whispered into my ear; "Laura, it's probably not a surprise for me to tell you that I am extremely attracted to you."
I guess maybe I should have seen this coming, but this caught me off guard. He was a big celebrity and I was just a hopeful wannabe. I reached up and touched his face. "I find you extremely attractive too, Pat, but I'm really not interested in getting involved with a married man", I said. I thought I sounded a little breathless while saying that, but I really did mean it. At least I'm pretty sure I mean it.
"Well, if it makes any difference, my marriage is something the PR people cooked up to publicize one of our films. Julia and I just found our so-called marriage 'convenient' when it comes to discouraging unwanted attention. Besides we do get along great and just have had no reason to change the situation.
"I see." I had heard this rumor before, but I didn't put much stock in it because it wasn't any of my business anyway. But now, it seemed that it was my business. "So you and Julia aren't really committed to your marriage?", I asked.
"No, but I have to be honest and say that I'm really not committed to being in any relationship right now. Except...there seems to be this invisible magnet that keeps drawing us together", he said as he looked into my eyes. "I want to get to know you better".
Talk about being flattered! Then he leaned forward and gently kissed me. A little voice in the back of my head thought this was probably a bad idea, but it felt so good that I didn't pull away
In fact, I kissed him back. Afterwards, I said goodnight and hurried off to my room. He probably thought I was a bit of a bird brain but I just wasn't ready for any more than a few kisses.