History EnforcedMethodActing / LiveActionTV

29th Aug '16 3:39:51 PM FordPrefect
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** Creator/CoryMonteith and Creator/DiannaAgron were not allowed to watch rehearsals for "Lean On Me'; the reactions that we see during the performance were the actors' reactions on seeing it for the first time.

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** Creator/CoryMonteith and Creator/DiannaAgron were not allowed to watch rehearsals for "Lean On Me'; Me"; the reactions that we see during the performance were the actors' reactions on seeing it for the first time.
24th Jul '16 3:35:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': In the episode "Bobby's Hero," where Bobby took up outlaw Jesse James as a role model, the episode ends with a dream sequence where Jesse James shows up and shoots Bobby's entire family (even ''Alice''!) to death (in an extremely silly-looking way, of course). To counteract the silly action, Lloyd Schwartz took actor Mike Lookinland alone to a closed set and began to describe to him how the scene would look in graphic, horrid detail, using Lookinland's real-life family as an example. The looks of terror you see in Bobby's eyes are from Schwartz screaming at him about how his real-life parents and siblings (even his ''pets''!) were screaming in pain, suffering, bleeding, and dying. Schwartz, in his memoir about the series, says he and his father, Sherwood, were proud of how the episode came off as a non-preachy "anti-gun" episode.

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': In the episode "Bobby's Hero," where Bobby took up outlaw Jesse James as a role model, the episode ends with a dream sequence where Jesse James shows up and shoots Bobby's entire family (even ''Alice''!) to death (in an extremely silly-looking way, of course). To counteract the silly action, Lloyd Schwartz took actor Mike Lookinland alone to a closed set and began to describe to him how the scene would look in graphic, horrid detail, using Lookinland's real-life family as an example. The looks of terror you see in Bobby's eyes are from Schwartz screaming at him about how his real-life parents and siblings (even his ''pets''!) were screaming in pain, suffering, bleeding, and dying. Schwartz, in his memoir about the series, says he and his father, Sherwood, were proud of how the episode came off as a non-preachy "anti-gun" episode.
7th Jul '16 7:48:58 AM dmcreif
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* The scene in ''Series/BreakingBad'' where Walt comes into the kitchen after shaving his head was actually the first time Anna Gunn and RJ Mitte had seen Bryan Cranston with his shaved head; Gunn had specifically avoided meeting with him until then to help her reaction.
** Creator/BryanCranston made sure the writers didn't tell him whether or not Walter White had [[spoiler:poisoned Brock]]. Because of this, when Jesse accuses him of doing it and is holding a gun to his head, his defense of himself sounds completely honest, [[spoiler:highlighting how effective of a liar he can be]].

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* The scene in ''Series/BreakingBad'' where *''Series/BreakingBad'':
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Walt comes into the kitchen after shaving his head head, that was actually the first time Anna Gunn and RJ Mitte had seen Bryan Cranston Creator/BryanCranston with his shaved head; Gunn had specifically avoided meeting with him until then to help her reaction.
** Creator/BryanCranston Cranston did it again in season 4. He made sure the writers didn't tell him whether or not Walter White Walt had [[spoiler:poisoned Brock]]. Because of this, when Jesse accuses him of doing it and is while holding a gun to his head, his Walt at gunpoint, Walt's defense of himself sounds completely honest, [[spoiler:highlighting how effective of a liar he can be]].
14th May '16 11:11:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MadMen'' Season 3 episode titled "Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency" when [[spoiler: Mr. Ford's foot is run over by the lawnmower]] blood is sprayed into the face of several onlookers. The director told them they would be sprayed on the count of 3, but instead went on 2. The shocked looks on their faces is a real reaction.

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* In ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' Season 3 episode titled "Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency" when [[spoiler: Mr. Ford's foot is run over by the lawnmower]] blood is sprayed into the face of several onlookers. The director told them they would be sprayed on the count of 3, but instead went on 2. The shocked looks on their faces is a real reaction.
22nd Mar '16 3:08:32 PM DrRomoray
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* Early in his television career, Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos would ad-lib and insist on playing a scene more naturalistic ally--which TV actors '''hate''', because it takes control away from them in a scene. This outraged his co-stars, but the tension on set meant that he got his desired result anyway. Mind you, Olmos did this in his very ''first'' television role, before he had any clout.

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* Early in his television career, Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos would ad-lib and insist on playing a scene his scenes more naturalistic ally--which naturalistically--which TV actors '''hate''', because it takes control away from them in a scene. This outraged his co-stars, but the tension on set meant that he got his desired result anyway. Mind you, Olmos did this in his very ''first'' television role, before he had any clout.
22nd Mar '16 3:07:50 PM DrRomoray
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* Early in his television career, Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos would ad-lib and insist on playing a scene more naturalistic ally--which TV actors '''hate''', because it takes control away from them in a scene. This outraged his co-stars, but the tension on set meant that he got his desired result anyway. Mind you, Olmos did this in his very ''first'' television role, before he had any clout.
** Olmos was given a tape of ''Series/MiamiVice'' before taking on the role of Lt. Castillo. He noticed how Crockett and Tubbs would smirk and trade looks when they were grilling suspects. Olmos came prepared. In addition to requesting a plain black suit and tie (which clashed wildly with the designer suits on display), he would face the wall when consulting with his detectives. When the camera cut to a reaction shot, Crockett and Tubbs weren't smiling--they were uneasy, confused. "They could not dismiss me."
19th Mar '16 3:30:46 PM lakingsif
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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Naya Rivera did in fact slap [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idtfSUFpjHo Cory Monteith in the face]] as part of a scene of Santana being upset with Finn. It was not scripted.
** Cory Monteith and Dianna Agron were not allowed to watch rehearsals for "Lean On Me'; the reactions that we see during the performance were the actors' reactions on seeing it for the first time.
** [[CloudCuckooLander Brittany's]] famous non-sequiturs were originally improvised by Heather Morris. Other characters' confused expressions were real.

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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Naya Rivera Creator/NayaRivera did in fact slap [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idtfSUFpjHo Cory Monteith in the face]] as part of a scene of Santana being upset with Finn. It was not scripted.
** Cory Monteith Creator/CoryMonteith and Dianna Agron Creator/DiannaAgron were not allowed to watch rehearsals for "Lean On Me'; the reactions that we see during the performance were the actors' reactions on seeing it for the first time.
** [[CloudCuckooLander Brittany's]] famous non-sequiturs were originally improvised by Heather Morris.Creator/HeatherMorris. Other characters' confused expressions were real.
9th Mar '16 1:57:18 PM Hossmeister
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* The scripts for ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' are just outlines directing the flow of the conversation, and the actors are only allowed to read their own scenes. According to Creator/LarryDavid, Richard Lewis's knowledge of his scenes is even more restricted than this, because once David heard him use a line that he knew Lewis had planned.

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* The scripts for ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' are just outlines directing the flow of the conversation, and the actors are only allowed to read their own scenes. According to Creator/LarryDavid, Richard Lewis's knowledge of his scenes is even more restricted than this, because once David heard him use a line that he knew Lewis had planned.
27th Dec '15 9:03:35 PM jormis29
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* According to Patrick J. Adams (Mike), in ''{{Suits}}'' there's an element of this for scenes where Meghan Markle's character, Rachel, is jealous of Mike's other love interests. He used to talk up the actresses playing them to Markle between scenes in order to make her jealousy more real.

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* According to Patrick J. Adams (Mike), in ''{{Suits}}'' ''Series/{{Suits}}'' there's an element of this for scenes where Meghan Markle's character, Rachel, is jealous of Mike's other love interests. He used to talk up the actresses playing them to Markle between scenes in order to make her jealousy more real.
25th Dec '15 2:37:57 PM softlord
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* Speaking of the Muppets, in the TV special ''The Muppets Remember Jim Henson'' Steve Whitmire had only recently taken over the role of Kermit The Frog from the recently deceased Henson. He was told prior to filming that there would only be a small group of the core Muppet performers there with their signature characters. The rehearsals were emotional and difficult for everyone involved so when filming finally came around [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming every single living Muppet performer and almost every character they could cram in at the time (including ''Sesame Street'' characters) crowded into the tiny set in a show of support for Steve.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olHV1o9TE-8 Here it is in all its glory.]]

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* Speaking of the Muppets, in the TV special ''The Muppets Remember Celebrate Jim Henson'' Steve Whitmire had only recently taken over the role of Kermit The Frog from the recently deceased Henson. He was told prior to filming that there would only be a small group of the core Muppet performers there with their signature characters. The rehearsals were emotional and difficult for everyone involved so when filming finally came around [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming every single living Muppet performer and almost every character they could cram in at the time (including ''Sesame Street'' characters) crowded into the tiny set in a show of support for Steve.]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olHV1o9TE-8 com/watch?v=pd72rX6c6Kk Here it is in all its glory.]]
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