Love to Interrupt
The DiGeorge Files
Fourteen men and women kick,
shoot, dive, punch, and literally fall for the chance to work
with one of the legends of American action cinema, Joel
Silver, for a made-for to be aired later.
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Tina Malave
Casting Directors: Victoria Burrows, Scot Boland, Josh
Einsohn, Marki Costello
Creators: Gary R. Benz, Michael Branton
EP: Joel Silver, Gary R. Benz, Cris Abrego, Rick Telles,
Packager: Warner Bros. TV, Silver Pictures TV, GRB Entertainment,
Airs: Tuesdays at 8:00pm ET on NBC (replays Wednesdays
ALL ORIGINAL MATERIAL COPYRIGHT 1999-2004
GAMESHOWNEWSNET.COM. All rights reserved.
No infringement of copyright is intended by these fan pages; production companies of shows this site covers retain all rights to the sounds, images, and information contained herein. No challenge to copyright is implied.
Web design by Jason Elliott. Logo by Chico Alexander.
Episode 1 - June 14
It's the Next Action Star! This reality contest is all
about finding the next
big actor and actress. The producers of this talent
competition are looking
for a man and a woman to star in a made for TV movie
called "Hit Me" directed by uber-director Joel Silver -
but the actual premiere of this show isn't until
tomorrow. So what are we going to be hit with tonight?
That's right - an hour of horrible auditions.
As we get introduced into the show, a man says that he
is the next action
star because he feels no pain - and he says this while
displaying his hand with a finger that is bending in a
way that most normal fingers shouldn't be
bending. Gross, dude.
Victoria Burrows, Scot Boland, Josh Einsohn, and Marki
Costello are the
judges. These are all people who have cast shows on
either NBC or ABC and their credits include "The
Bachelor". Uhhh... getting credit for casting a
relationship show which still has not produced any
marriages is not exactly something that I would want to
be trumpeting about. Anyways, three of them at any given
time will be judging the actor wannabes, who need two
out of three judges to say yes for them to advance.
They contestants first start out by breaking through a
makeshift door and
then doing improvisation on the spot based on what the
judges tell them - for example, a blond guy who
somersaults through the door then has to do a
Chippendales model impersonation - and he gladly
obliges, while a woman who comes in all of a sudden sees
her best friend cheating on her boyfriend. After the
first skit, the actors have to read off of a script and
show off their acting ability and based on that, the
judges decide whether they advance - or stop the movie.
Somere starts off - and she's a big game hunter. She
moves on to bigger game - but we get the bad
choreography montage of people who are more interested
in their chops than acting. Mae, ironically with her
boyfriend Derik, gets in as a 'black widow' character,
and she advances to Hollywood.
Most of the people who come in are more concerned about
an image that they create - while others just aren't
thinking, as one of the wannabes, who gets the script of
someone in a hospital, acts like he needs to call 911 -
but the person is already in a hospital. Santino. a
musclehead from Miami, gets in as the first guy, while
Nathalie, who comes with him, gets rejected. Matt T.,
whose parents are in the acting business, gets a break
and gets to move on.
We get more kicking, somersaults, and a 360 from
Brittany, who is a
martial arts expert. Matthew claims that the fat guy
(and he is very fat) will kick some ass - and promptly
gets rejected. The judges ask the contestants if they
would pay $10 to see themselves - and one contestant
says that she doesn't know. That gets her an ejection.
It's gotten so bad that Victoria Burrows comes out and
tells them that the
energy out in the audition hall is not being felt when
it's time to come and
actually audition. She tells everyone to take it
seriously, and you can feel the gloom seeping into the
room. We're starting to see why there are so many
Corinne is a police officer and a nationally ranked
boxer - but though her
boxing confidence didn't go into the acting, she did
take redirection and she
did listen - and that gets her in.
Joel Silver says that you have to believe that what is
happening is actually
happening - that's how you know you have a star. Rustene
knocks the improv down perfectly, and the actress gets
into the next round.
We next move to Georgia, where Julielinh says that she's
never really acted
before. She was a model on "Beat the Clock", so I don't
know if you consider it acting, but her look gets her to
the next step. Harold improves well as his fly is down
in a roomful of nuns, and the first African American
male that we've seen that's actually any good gets in.
Joining him is Melissa, who is there for her first ever
audition - and beginner's luck rules. Teance plans to
join her - but a bizarre kicking sequence does her in.
Could the Next Action Star be Asian? Maybe, as Young
advances on, despite not feeling it in the script
auditions. When Viviana finds her best friend sleeping
with her man, she says "F#ck you" - and the 'woman with
a 'tude' gets in. Pina calls her best friend a 'b!tch' -
but she doesn't go any further.
On to the Big Apple - where we have... big egos,
featuring the man who's name should be a verb and
shirtless wrestling in the green room. Matt S., a
firefighter who was in the World Trade Center, gets in,
and Cristina, a Latina from Colombia who says she was
born to be an actress, gets in unanimously.
Tara, a professional trainer, gets the boot - and she is
tearful because they told her that she was perfect in
every way - but she isn't advancing. David, when finding
out that his woman and best friend are sleeping
together, goes dramatic instead of comedic and gets in -
but other people who get rejected give the judges some
of the Bronx treatment. Reggie is otherwise known as
'Fan Man' because he uses a fan for his auditions, and
he fans his way in with a sweet improv about his wife
being shot. David is the last New Yorker to audition -
but he doesn't get in. The judges escape from New
...and return to L.A., where Marki Costello sees people
who have set up tents in the street. Linda curses out
her best friend having sex with her boyfriend in Italian
- and she gets the acceptance speech. Sean has the
personality of a brick - but the judges are drawn by his
physique and they let him in. We get Michele, an Asian
woman in a skimpy school dress (in shades of Battle
Royale) and she gets in - but we get a montage of people
who are too boyish, too rugged, etc., to not make it on
the show. John, a waiter from Oregon, also has that same
'brick' personality as Sean - but also the same
physique, so he's advancing.
My take? Well, it's what it is - auditions. It went
really too fast for me to
get any sort of take on the people who got accepted, but
for a setup, it's
ok. Hopefully, we'll get some personalities to latch on
to on the next episode - and we'll see the show really