Nine days until rehearsal, thirteen days before our shoot...December 29th, smack in the middle of the entertainment industries holiday break, we get a call that Dean needs to pull out of the shoot for personal reasons.
After meeting him at our photo shoot and seeing how in love he appeared to be with Tori, we were concerned. Days later the truth would be revealed on tabloid after tabloid. Needless to say, we were unable to recast with the holiday break, so we pushed the production.
Once again our search for the perfect "Jared" continues.
Am I upset? Not really. I look at it as a sign. Other things must not have been in alignment. The choice wasn't right. In all honesty, my team is still on board, we have more time (who in film production couldn't use that), and we're able to gather more resources.
As for Dean...I sincerely hope that he and his family can work through this. It's always a very sad situation to see families break apar,t and children and spouses to be hurt.