The Day I Met Lily Tomlin

I recently had the distinct pleasure of being the set photographer for the pilot filming of Conversations With Coco!  Hosted by THE Coco Peru, international drag icon and one of my favorite entertainers, with guest LILY TOMLIN!!!

Lily Tomlin and Coco Peru in the green room.

Lily Tomlin and Coco Peru in the green room.

The experience was especially exciting for me, as set photography isn't necessarily my forte.  But, I couldn't resist working once again with my friend and neighbor, Coco Peru.  Not to mention producer Jamie Hebert, who asked me to do it.  I consider he and his family, Husband Alec Mapa and son Zion, to be very good friends.  Thankfully, they were all there hanging out and helping out.  This put me right at ease.

Jamie making sure his son Zion is keeping himself occupied behind the scenes.

Jamie making sure his son Zion is keeping himself occupied behind the scenes.

Alec Mapa just before going on stage to warm up the crowd.

Alec Mapa just before going on stage to warm up the crowd.

Not only was I able to work side by side with some dear friends, but I also made a new one - producer Andrea James.  It was quite inspiring to watch she and Jamie working together.  They make a great team, very focused, yet calm and easygoing.

From left to right: Jamie Hebert, Lily Tomlin, Coco Peru & Andrea James

From left to right: Jamie Hebert, Lily Tomlin, Coco Peru & Andrea James

Some of the actual set photos will hopefully be published at a later date.  For now, let's all just bask in the knowledge that I got to meet one of my all-time favorite funny women, Lily Tomlin.  I am honored to have played a small role in this production of what I hope will become a successful network series.  

Photo Credit: Lindsey Castillo

Photo Credit: Lindsey Castillo

And yes, I had to jump in on the last one... because Lily (freakin') Tomlin!