History EnforcedMethodActing / LiveActionTV

30th Oct '17 6:07:01 PM TheG
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** In Series 10's "Father and Suns" an ill Lister delivers and anguished rant while heavily sweating and looking like he's about to throw up. Craig Charles was genuinely ''very'' ill.
* A lot of Rimmer and Lister's snide remarks and mockery to each other in early series can seem quite genuine, that's because for a long time, Chris Barrie and Craig Charles genuinely hated each other.

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** In Series 10's "Father and Suns" an ill Lister delivers and an anguished rant while heavily sweating and looking like he's about to throw up. Craig Charles was genuinely ''very'' ill.
* ** A lot of Rimmer and Lister's snide remarks and mockery to each other in early series can seem quite genuine, that's because for a long time, Chris Barrie and Craig Charles genuinely hated each other.
24th Oct '17 10:00:44 PM StevieC
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* In the ''Series/House'' episode ''You Don't Want To Know'', the patient of the week is played by Steve Valentine, an actor who is also a professional magician who is equally good at both stage and close-up magic. In the scenes where his character performs close-up magic while the doctors are trying to diagnose him, Valentine [[TheCastShowOff actually performed the genuine close-up magic-tricks]]. The regular cast were '''not''' warned ahead of time. Their surprised looks are genuine.

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* In the ''Series/House'' ''Series/HouseMD'' episode ''You Don't Want To Know'', the patient of the week is played by Steve Valentine, an actor who is also a professional magician who is equally good at both stage and close-up magic. In the scenes where his character performs close-up magic while the doctors are trying to diagnose him, Valentine [[TheCastShowOff actually performed the genuine close-up magic-tricks]]. The regular cast were '''not''' warned ahead of time. Their surprised looks are genuine.
24th Oct '17 10:00:18 PM StevieC
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* In the ''Series/House'' episode ''You Don't Want To Know'', the patient of the week is played by Steve Valentine, an actor who is also a professional magician who is equally good at both stage and close-up magic. In the scenes where his character performs close-up magic while the doctors are trying to diagnose him, Valentine [[TheCastShowOff actually performed the genuine close-up magic-tricks]]. The regular cast were '''not''' warned ahead of time. Their surprised looks are genuine.
23rd Oct '17 3:09:14 PM TheG
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* A lot of Rimmer and Lister's snide remarks and mockery to each other in early series can seem quite genuine, that's because for a long time, Chris Barrie and Craig Charles genuinely hated each other.
23rd Oct '17 3:06:12 PM TheG
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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "D.N.A.", Lister is handed a photo of [[spoiler: Kryten's]] genitals and reacts accordingly. During rehearsal, the photo was always something mundane, but when they actually shot the scene, Craig was given a photo of a guy's crotch without warning. Or something, the story varies.
** Another scene has the cast pushed against a metal grate with freezing cold water pouring over them; their screams at this point were genuine.

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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' Series 4 episode "D.N.A.", Lister is handed a photo of [[spoiler: Kryten's]] genitals and reacts accordingly. During rehearsal, the photo was always something mundane, but when they actually shot the scene, Craig Charles was given a photo of a guy's crotch without warning. Or something, the story varies.
** Another Series 7 episode "Duct Soup" has a scene has where the cast pushed against a metal grate with freezing cold water pouring over them; the water really was ice cold and their screams at this point of shock were genuine.genuine.
** In Series 10's "Father and Suns" an ill Lister delivers and anguished rant while heavily sweating and looking like he's about to throw up. Craig Charles was genuinely ''very'' ill.
3rd Oct '17 5:44:38 PM ClintEastwood
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* On ''TopGear'', the basic ideas for challenges often come from the presenters themselves, but the details come from "the producers". Clarkson, Hammond, and May are frequently pleasantly (or not-so-pleasantly) surprised on-camera by the contents of the infamous gold envelope telling them what they need to do next.

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* On ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', the basic ideas for challenges often come from the presenters themselves, but the details come from "the producers". Clarkson, Hammond, and May are frequently pleasantly (or not-so-pleasantly) surprised on-camera by the contents of the infamous gold envelope telling them what they need to do next.
2nd Oct '17 9:07:26 AM Premonition45
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** In "Relics", Scotty heads to the holodeck, ordering a recreation of the original ''Enterprise'' bridge from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Scotty's look of amazement was Creator/JamesDoohan's real reaction, since this was the first time he was seeing this set.
30th Sep '17 3:25:00 AM RedScharlach
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* In the ''Series/BabylonFive''

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* The fifth series of the UK version of ''Series/TheApprentice'' had the contestants create an advertising brand for a new cereal, including a mascot and TV commercial. One group came up with a superhero character called "Pantsman" who wears his underwear over his outer clothes, and made an advert featuring two young children, with "Pantsman" told to hide before filming so the kids wouldn't see him. Their expressions in the finished ad (as he walked in and they saw him for the first time) are ''priceless''.

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* The fifth series of the UK version of ''Series/TheApprentice'' had the contestants create an advertising brand for a new cereal, including a mascot and TV commercial. One group came up with a superhero character called "Pantsman" who wears his underwear over his outer clothes, and made an advert featuring two young children, with "Pantsman" being told to hide before filming so the kids wouldn't see him. Their expressions in the finished ad (as he walked in and they saw him for the first time) are ''priceless''.



* Creator/ArmandoIannucci likes to enforce method acting while directing ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. The scripts are often changed without the knowledge of certain actors to make their reactions more convincing. In addition to this the show is partly improvised, so the actors constantly have to come up with new lines- and as the show is a comedy, they have to be ''funny'' lines. This pressure makes everyone look as panicky as... well, the incompetent staff of a busy government department.
** Playing Malcolm Tucker means Creator/PeterCapaldi has the most lines to learn, and he often stays up all night learning them only to arrive on set the next morning to find they've all been rewritten. The resulting stress and sleep deprivation help to make him look the part- off-screen he looks about ten years younger.

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* Creator/ArmandoIannucci likes to enforce method acting while directing ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. The scripts are often changed without the knowledge of certain actors to make their reactions more convincing. In addition to this the show is partly improvised, so the actors constantly have to come up with new lines- and lines--and as the show is a comedy, they have to be ''funny'' lines. This pressure makes everyone look as panicky as... well, the incompetent staff of a busy government department.
** Playing Malcolm Tucker means Creator/PeterCapaldi has the most lines to learn, and he often stays up all night learning them only to arrive on set the next morning to find they've all been rewritten. The resulting stress and sleep deprivation help to make him look the part- off-screen part--off-screen he looks about ten years younger.



** The series' next Lois Lane (Noel Neill) was also subjected to this in the episode "The Golden Vulture," which ends with Clark Kent clinging to the side of a boat and asking Lois to help him up. Noel wasn't warned before filming began that George Reeves would then pull her into the water. (Jack Larson confessed in an interview for the dvd extras that this was because Clark was supposed to do this to Jimmy Olsen, but he refused.)

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** The series' next Lois Lane (Noel Neill) was also subjected to this in the episode "The Golden Vulture," which ends with Clark Kent clinging to the side of a boat and asking Lois to help him up. Noel wasn't warned before filming began that George Reeves would then pull her into the water. (Jack Larson confessed in an interview for the dvd DVD extras that this was because Clark was supposed to do this to Jimmy Olsen, but he refused.)
28th Sep '17 10:44:34 AM Frem3
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* A small example in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' -- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4rAvtw6LdU Season 4 commentary for ''The Lion and the Rose'']] has Natalie Dormer[[note]]Margaery Tyrell[[/note]] revealing that she and other cast members had deliberately had the dwarven War of the Five Kings reenactment hidden from them until right before they were going to shoot it so that they wouldn't become inured to the sight.

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* A small example in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' -- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4rAvtw6LdU Season 4 commentary for ''The Lion and the Rose'']] has Natalie Dormer[[note]]Margaery Creator/NatalieDormer[[note]]Margaery Tyrell[[/note]] revealing that she and other cast members had deliberately had the dwarven War of the Five Kings reenactment hidden from them until right before they were going to shoot it so that they wouldn't become inured to the sight.
28th Sep '17 10:43:22 AM Frem3
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* A small example in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' -- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4rAvtw6LdU Season 4 commentary for ''The Lion and the Rose'']] has Natalie Dormer[[note]]Margaery Baratheon-Tyrell[[/note]] revealing that she and other cast members had deliberately had the dwarven War of the Five Kings reenactment hidden from them until right before they were going to shoot it so that they wouldn't become inured to the sight.

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* A small example in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' -- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4rAvtw6LdU Season 4 commentary for ''The Lion and the Rose'']] has Natalie Dormer[[note]]Margaery Baratheon-Tyrell[[/note]] Tyrell[[/note]] revealing that she and other cast members had deliberately had the dwarven War of the Five Kings reenactment hidden from them until right before they were going to shoot it so that they wouldn't become inured to the sight.
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