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History EnforcedMethodActing / LiveActionTV

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.]]
5th Dec '15 6:22:08 PM Tuckerscreator
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* A rare non-human example in ''Series/PrehistoricPark''. In the arc of Martha the mammoth, the crew tries to see if she might possibly be accepted into an elephant herd so she wouldn't be so lonely. To join, Martha has to meet with the matriarch of the herd to see if the elephants will accept her. For filming this, the crew built a puppet of an enormous mammoth's head and used it to "converse" with the live elephant. They weren't sure what its reaction would be, but to their surprise the elephant was receptive to the puppet and greeted it like another living elephant.
2nd Dec '15 7:18:19 AM LondonKdS
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** The ending is a crossover of this and WagTheDirector: [[spoiler:Gareth Thomas]] was fed up with the show and really determined that [[spoiler:Blake]] would be [[DeaderThanDead so unambiguously dead]] that there would be no way to bring him back if the show got renewed again. Therefore at every opportunity he went back to the special effects crew to ask them to put another {{Squib}} and bloodbag under his costume. As a result, when the shooting scene finally happened the blow to his chest was hard enough to really wind him and leave him cut and bruised.
14th Nov '15 2:33:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MorkAndMindy.'' Much of Mork's dialogue and antics were ad-libbed by RobinWilliams, and so Mindy's surprise and confusion were often genuine. In one "It's A Wonderful Life" episode Mindy isn't supposed to react to the invisible Mork's antics, but Pam Dawber is visibly struggling to keep a straight face.

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* In ''MorkAndMindy.''Series/MorkAndMindy.'' Much of Mork's dialogue and antics were ad-libbed by RobinWilliams, Creator/RobinWilliams, and so Mindy's surprise and confusion were often genuine. In one "It's A Wonderful Life" episode Mindy isn't supposed to react to the invisible Mork's antics, but Pam Dawber is visibly struggling to keep a straight face.
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