->"''Don't bite the hand that feeds you''"

If you like your job - or if you [[MoneyDearBoy just like the money you get from doing your job]] - you don't openly badmouth your workplace or your work environment in front of your TargetAudience.

The same applies to actors, directors, producers - everyone involved in a production down to the backstage workers (if they want to be hired for another production).

Rampant (for good reason) in DVDBonusContent and interviews is the fact that almost every person involved talks about what a great production it was, how they all got along great, and how this production is the greatest they have ever worked on. The job doesn't end when the director yells "cut!" - famous people involved in large productions with millions of dollars at stake can't go right home and tell their family and friends what a terrible work environment they are in, and how much they hate their (equally famous) boss and coworkers.

In short, whenever you see someone going on and on and on about how great the production/actors/everything is, they're selling the show regardless if they really like it or not. No matter [[TroubledProduction how troubled the production really was]], it's practically required in their contract, so it's ubiquitous in Hollywood and all related industries. The truth can come out later in a person's CompromisingMemoirs (which may even reignite interest in said production!), but when the production is released, you want to get people excited about it to sell tickets/copies, and that's easier if everyone thinks you had fun making the production.

Like they say: Money talks, and when it talks, it doesn't tell the truth, it says what it's paid to say. And this is just one such example.
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!!Notable Instances and Aversions Of This Trope:
* HilariousOuttakes ''never'' show the director or actors getting actually ''angry'' about a scene that isn't working, or visibly frustrated with a fellow actor who keeps flubbing a line, though you know it must happen. Even Orson Welles' notably profane commercial outtakes don't disparage the product: only the quality of the writing.
** In the outtakes for the ''{{Firefly}}'' episode "Objects in Space", NathanFillion is seen yelling "SUMMER!" at SummerGlau for botching her lines at the end of [[TheOner a very long continuous shot]]. But it's all in good fun and turns into an on-set injoke.
* Part of the movie ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' was how the actors had to continue to sell the show despite how they actually felt about it.
-->'''Jason Nesmith''': You WILL go out there.\\
'''Sir Alexander Dane''': I won't and nothing you say will make me.\\
'''Jason Nesmith''': [[SellingTheShow The show must go on]].\\
'''[[ShakespearianActors Sir Alexander Dane]]''': ...Damn you.
* Creator/MeganFox notoriously failed to do this and openly [[GodwinsLaw compared]] Creator/MichaelBay to AdolfHitler, single-handedly torpedoing her career almost overnight. As it turned out, it was ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' producer Creator/StevenSpielberg who was personally offended, and not Bay himself. Not really surprising, as Spielberg is Jewish (meaning that he's not likely to brush off Nazi comparisons), and one of the biggest films of his career, ''Film/SchindlersList'', was about a German man who saved several Jews from the Nazi death camps by employing them to work in his factories.
* Likewise, Katherine Heigl got a lot of bad publicity for a ''Variety'' interview where she slammed ''Film/KnockedUp'', her break-out movie, as stereotypically sexist. She may have had a point, but even many people who agreed with her viewed it as an ungrateful betrayal, and the string of (arguably more stereotypical, and certainly much more mediocre) {{romantic comed|y}}ies she made after it caused the HollywoodHypeMachine to turn against her.
* Creator/BillCosby famously told people not to see ''Film/LeonardPart6'', saying it was a terrible movie. That and the flop of ''Film/GhostDad'' probably ensured he'd never have a major film career [[Series/TheCosbyShow outside of television]].
* When Creator/PaulNewman learned that a 1966 re-release of his first film, 1954's ''The Silver Palace'', was planned so as to cash in on his new fame, he took out full-page newspaper ads apologizing for it.
* Creator/RobertPattinson is quite vocal about how much he loathes ''Film/{{Twilight}}'', Creator/StephenieMeyer, and the fans. It's made him hugely popular with ''Twilight''[='=]s {{hatedom}}.
* In [[http://benjamincook.net/writing/doctor-who-magazine/interviews-and-articles/paul-mcgann-daphne-ashbrook/ this interview]] about the ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie TV movie]], Creator/{{Paul McGann}} and Creator/DaphneAshbrook have nothing but nice things to say about almost everything... except Eric Roberts, who was apparently standoffish, rude (making personal remarks about [=McGann=] being "effeminate"), and sometimes "amazingly bad".
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->'''Troper Bob''': Wow, this was the greatest editing experience I've ever had. I really hope you enjoy this page.
->'''Troper Alice''': [Teary-eyed] I've never edited with a better group of editors!
%%Troper Bob: Alice never shuts up about her pay! It's so annoying!
%%Troper Alice: Oh yeah? You never stop talking about how great you are in bed!