curated: yes, actors are well paid for their often long working days…

…but a nice paycheck does not justify putting actors in danger.

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Bluejay
Bluejay
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 1:21pm

And just from an investment point of view, going the extra mile to ensure the well-being of your actors seems like a no-brainer. If he had been killed, and if his co-star had been sitting on the passenger side (which was destroyed) as originally planned — well, there goes your hit show.

RogerBW
RogerBW
reply to  Bluejay
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 7:02pm

…and here come your mourning dollars when it’s finished off with CGI? (And production insurance, of course.)

bronxbee
bronxbee
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 4:40pm

they should provide drivers, or at least a shuttle bus service, to take the actors (who are workers, after all) home at the end of a long day like that. on the other hand, lack of sleep is like being drunk, and an adult worker should not drive when drunk. or sleepy.

RogerBW
RogerBW
reply to  bronxbee
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 7:04pm

I wonder to what extent that’s a cultural thing. In Rivethead, supposedly autobiographical. the narrator realises at one point that he’s hallucinating from nervous stress… and drives home, presumably because home is where he wants to be and driving is how you get there. He sees nothing strange about this.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  bronxbee
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 8:27pm

A bus might be a bit too plebian for actors on a hit TV show. But certainly a car service ride seems more than appropriate, and a minor investment on the production’s part.