Bonus Features Cliché Lookout: Actor Heartbreak
While I’ve never seen an actual bonus feature on someone drinking away their sorrows after not being selected for a role (I’d totally watch it, given the opportunity), seeing audition tapes and interviews with other potential actors is something I’ve always enjoy. Take, for instance, the Tom Selleck audition for the role of Han Solo in a little movie called Star Wars. Or Robert DiNiro trying for the role of Sonny in The Godfather. It’s kind of hard to picture any one else playing Han Solo, but DiNiro as Sonny? I could see that, regardless of how awesome James Caan is.
And then there are all the big stars who passed on roles that turned out to be giant. Can you imagine, for instance, Will Smith as Neo in The Matrix? As much as I can’t stand Keanu Reeves, I’d take him over the Fresh Prince in that movie. Hungry for more? TopTenz has a pretty nice list.
About This Episode:
Okay, so I’m probably done dragging this poor EMT through the mud. Probably. Between the ambulance set and that custom zombie minifig that ZombieMutts sent me, I’ve sure been getting a lot of use out of just a handful of items. Time to diversify.
Luckily, the actress who plays Shannon (can you believe we still don’t know her actual name? That’s some shoddy writing right there) is there to help the guy come to terms with the situation. I’m sure she doesn’t have any ulterior motives.
On an unrelated note, I made sure that I carefully placed Shannon’s camera next to her on the ground in front of the bench. I kept accidentally nudging it and then had to move it back. And then the damn thing doesn’t even end up being in a single shot. Yeesh.