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I watched the podcast and they were saying that they didnt get reheresal on set. They just camera block and then film. But they do that with everyone not just Chandler & Freddie

 

Now they said they read scripts in the dressing rooms so rehersal is on them to do

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Freddie said they had never rehearsed on set and he thought he was doing a good job in his scenes. He said his final scenes with Chandler were rehearsed and that the director was telling them how he wanted the scene done.

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22 minutes ago, John said:

Yep I wonder how they exit because its been spoiled they leave together

 

Sonny and Will leave Salem for a new life...in Washington State.

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54 minutes ago, edgeofnik said:

I know a lot people give RSW a lot of flack for his limitations, but I can tell he's engaged and trying.

 

That's why I can't hate TOO much on RSW.  At least, he tries.  I just wish he weren't so dead behind the eyes.

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This is the problem when you hire a bunch of schmactors who have no formal training and leave them rudderless.

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8 hours ago, SFK said:

This is the problem when you hire a bunch of schmactors who have no formal training and leave them rudderless.

 

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9 hours ago, SFK said:

This is the problem when you hire a bunch of schmactors who have no formal training and leave them rudderless.

 

Agreed. I think one advantage the NY soaps had was that there was a pool of theater actors they could pluck most of whom graduated from colleges with strong acting programs. OC, there were exceptions, like the original hair model aka Lori Laughlin.

 

That said, the LA acting community has plenty of trained, unknown actors who could be hired to stay within budget, so the real issues are the casting department and the lack of support. 

 

While those in charge may think they're saving $$, they don't realize that having weak actors with little range contributes to audience turn-off. Skilled actors, more direction, shorter scenes, would lead to a better show = better ratings = more money. 

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I would sooner excuse bad acting nowadays and for the last 10 years versus the decades before, knowing they have NO dress rehearsals, reshoots are frowned upon, and you have to do nearly all your scenes in one take.... PLUS the fact that EIGHT episodes are crammed into a week versus shooting one episode per day. 

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1 hour ago, Gray Bunny said:

I would sooner excuse bad acting nowadays and for the last 10 years versus the decades before, knowing they have NO dress rehearsals, reshoots are frowned upon, and you have to do nearly all your scenes in one take.... PLUS the fact that EIGHT episodes are crammed into a week versus shooting one episode per day. 

And some do more like 9 or 10. 

 

I know the AMC & OLTL Revivals were filming 140-150 pages a day and that was a reason the crew's Union went on strike

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On 3/4/2020 at 1:22 PM, Khan said:

 

Exactly.  Look at Macdonald Carey and Frances Reid.  I doubt they enjoyed much of what the writers did with Tom and/or Alice, post-1970's.  Yet, even when Alice was helping Bo break out of jail with a batch of bad doughnuts, or Tom was penning poetry under the name "Norm De Plume," Carey and Reid were still professional enough to make the silly material work.

 

Exactly. Even during some of the worst writers some of the good actors rise above it. I mean Eileen Davidson and Joe Mascolo sold the absolute hell out of the bizarre [!@#$%^&*] Reilly had them do. 

 

Kinda random but I always remember Kirsten Storms bolting DAYS and then landing on GH and acting like it was a "step up". Always soured me on her and still does ....

 

And exactly. It's their JOB to be prepared and ACT. If we all slacked and thought about pizza all day, we'd be fired too. Just sayin' ....

 

On 3/4/2020 at 2:36 PM, edgeofnik said:

@KMan101 @Khan 100% It's their job! Think of how many actors would gladly trade places with them.  It's ludicrous - every single vet has had far worse or ridiculous material than WilSon. I know a lot people give RSW a lot of flack for his limitations, but I can tell he's engaged and trying. (And, he's had a lot of terrible scripts/stories.)

 

Forget the straight-to-tape nonsense, I've read plenty of interviews with soap actors discussing pre-tape run throughs in dressing rooms, etc. It's not like they get handed the script and tape five minutes later.

 

Exactly. Some of them act like it's exactly like that, they get handed scripts and are shoved on set to tape. Nope. Not like that. It's called BEING PREPARED. Maybe some of the younger folks (lol I'm young too but thankfully grew up with house phones, no cell phones and I still went outside to play and NO SOCIAL MEDIA! We all managed to survive somehow!) should take to less social media building their "brand" and actually hone their so called craft ...

 

I think RSW remains AWFUL. LOL. Sorry but I do. But yes. He's ENGAGED. He tries. I hate some of the breathy "pensive" looks he tries to give but he's committed to the show and tries. So I give him slack. (I feel like the Liberty Mutual commercial with the RSW look-alike in a leather jacket is bizarrely poking fun at him, well those actors kinda like him, and I laugh every time). But he's committed and tries! He's never thinking about pizza. Maybe about working out ...

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RSW reminds me of a fish gasping for air sometimes. He does too much mouth-acting. But yeah... at least he tries.

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On 2/20/2020 at 7:46 PM, KMan101 said:

Did Christopher Sean leave on his own or is that how they let him paint it? I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the mismanagement that is DAYS (and all the other soaps, really)

I'm pretty sure he left when his four year contract was up.

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