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since 1997 | by maryann johanson

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

    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.

  • bronxbee

    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

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

  • RogerBW

    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.

  • 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.

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