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: Wedesdays at 8:00pm ET on NBC (replays Fridays
at 11:00pm ET on GSN)
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Episode 3 - June 22
All of the contestants want it - and they all say how
bad they want it. Brenda Cooper, from E!'s Fashion
Emergency, will find out how bad their fashion sense is
as we open up this episode of the show. Brenda will give
them her makeover - and she warns that major changes may
Viviana, who is consistently told to stop touching her
breasts, wants blue eyes - but Brenda tells her to be
the best with what she is given. Mark is calling her the
Viviana show, because you never know what you are going
to get with her. The directors know what they want to
get with this week's pairings, and they are...
With that, it's off to the beauty parlor and Prive' Una
Salon. We already get complaining from the women, as
Linda doesn't want to go blonde and Mae doesn't want her
hair short. Viviana has a beauty complex and feels like
she is naked without her makeup, while Sean apologizes
to add for the makeover. Harold doesn't second-guess his
manhood, but he's still from the hood and thugging -
though he's getting a manicure. Heh.
While in the salon, people are already going over their
lines. Krista and Young and John/Corinne and
Greg/Michelle are already rehearsing, while Matt M. says
that this would take him one step closer to his dreams.
Todd is happy with his new London rock look, while
Viviana is upset that she looks now like Selma Hayek -
and she once again is rearranging her breasts. Selma
Hayek is not a bad person to be compared to.
Brenda tells them to enjoy the food, but she tells them
that roll call is tomorrow at 6am. Viviana and Harold
(who calls her DQ for Drama Queen) are off rehearsing
while Jared decides to take tonight easy. Harold is
being silly, and Viviana feels like she is being
disrespected. Harold replies that she is a drama queen -
and Viviana says that if you disrespect her, she will be
your worst nightmare. That isn't sounding too good for
What isn't looking too good for anyone else is their
sleep pattern, as everyone gets up at 5am. Some people
have gotten no sleep, and Michelle hasn't rehearsed her
lines - but she says that she is good at improv. We'll
see... Meanwhile, Laura, who looks like she did study
her lines, goes over her character's rationale.
Top acting coach Howard Fine will help her with said
rationale, as the contestants get coached by him at the
Howard Fine Studios. Howard, who comes out to a standing
ovation, will help break down the scenes and the
motivation, as he says that the acting will come within
the person. Howard wants to break down Viviana's vocal
chords, as she starts talking about the Stanislavskian
method and the problems that she's had with it. Howard
calls her difficult right from the start while Jeanne
called her 'a huge test'.
Howard, who called her ideas misconceived, wound up
spending half of the time arguing with Viviana. He says
that the cup of experience must be emptied. Viviana
argues again, saying that it is transparent, while
Howard calls it very full with 'stuff'. Heh.
Howard has everyone doing an intimacy exercise with
their stage partners. It starts with feeling and
groping, and Jared is thrilled that he is with Meilsande,
who jokes that Jared said that she would fall in love
with him at the end of the scene. The intimacy continues
with a kissing scene and Laura finds it tough because
she is married. Certain people did better than others,
as certain people felt that they got more out of it than
others, but Viviana didn't feel loved because she feels
like she wasn't getting acceptance from the group. That
led Howard to criticize her that she is looking for
other people to stroke her self-esteem, and Viviana just
stared at him, as staring was a sign of affirmation.
Jeanne then realizes that this may be her, and she may
not be as manipulating as she thought - but if this was
her trying to be manipulative, then she would be furious
After the session, the actors are led to the Green Room,
where people either continue to work on their script -
or sleep. Michelle is complaining that her partner Greg,
may have rehearsed twice, while Greg is overwhelmed with
the whole set and experience. "The only time that I have
seen myself on camera is in front of a Circuit City
camera." (C-Note: cha-CHING!)
Everyone gets to do a dry run without all of the effects
- and the dry run, as well as the performance, gets
judged. Victoria thought that they were good, while
Marki thought that there was no chemistry going on. She
says that she is going to be especially tough this time
around because there's not a lot of words.
Mae and Santino are next. Mae was judges as well, while
Santino had mixed results. Jared loved what Melisande
was doing, but the critics thought that she was all over
the map. They did like Jared though. Laura/Todd are
next, and Laura didn't like what she did. The judges
didn't like what Todd did. "It was like picking up a
chick in a coffee bar - I HATED him in it."
Sean/Linda - I thought they were great, and the judges
loved everything that they did in it. This is the first
couple that are locked to advance. John and Corinne also
have a knock out performance and they seem to be a lock
to move on too. Santino thinks that he is the toughest
competition and Jared thinks that if he was in a scene
with him, it would make him look bad. That's pretty
On the other end of the board, Krista wants to work,
while Young wants to sleep. That's a bad sign from
someone who's already on the bubble. Krista doesn't have
any professional acting experience - and it shows as the
judges rip them up. They don't want the actress already
crying as the scene starts. Both of them blame each
other, and this could be the first duo that both leave
Matt M./Somere - I couldn't understand Matt M. and the
judges were on the fence with them. They thought that
they did well, as they thought they worked hard and they
thought they did the best that they could do. Viviana,
who is already told by someone to let people finish
talking, is another one on the bubble, and she needs a
good performance with Harold. Marki says that it was the
best kiss and the judges were impressed with her
improvement. Is it enough to erase the disaster she had
with Howard? If she did, Jeanne/Mark, who though that
neither of them had any chemistry, may be taking their
place. Mark: "Today was a bad day to have a bad day."
Judging - Well, every person that was judges had someone
say something good and something bad, so there's nothing
there with any good insight. With that, we go to the
call backs, as Tina the host has the 14 call back books
- and invitations to the Next Action Star Mansion.
Michelle thinks that the Asian pressure is on her while
Jeanne is just nervous. The first book goes to...Sean,
who seemed like a lock. Joining him are Somere, Jared,
Corinne, Harold, Linda, Greg, Melisande, John, Mae,
Santino, Viviana... and Mark and Jeanne. Eliminated -
Michelle, Todd, Laura, Young, Krista, and Matt M.
There is never eliminations without controversy. Krista
wants to talk to a judge and see why she is out and why
Viviana is in - and Matt M. wants to know why as well.
Michelle calls racism and Laura says that things happen
for a reason. Matt says that this hurts more, because
unlike a typical audition, 3.5 million people are
watching him fail.
Well, he's right about the number - and the problem is
that it's a very low number for prime time TV. As a
result, the show is getting moved, and we'll be moving
with them. Tune in next week to see who gets to move
into the mansion for a very short time.
June 14 - Casting Special
June 15 - Hollywood