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More Like Children Than Cats, Really

Since I had so much fun bagging on actors yesterday, I thought I’d do it again today. I’m petty like that.

Really, since I’m Anonymous, this blog is about the only place I can vent my feelings about actors. Everyone treats actors like small, fragile children. They’re never allowed to hear any bad news, under any circumstance. I think many actors would be surprised to hear what the crew thinks of them. They certainly couldn’t bear to hear that they’re helpless, and a little bit dumb, from a PA.

Of course, actors also often act like children. For example, just the other day, one of our guest stars got into an accident and totaled his car. This being three days before the shoot, he obviously had no time whatsoever to rent a car. (Being an actor who’s not actually acting can be very hectic, I understand.)

On the day of the shoot, he had no means of transportation. Naturally, he took a taxi. In LA. Fifteen miles. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume he had the production pay for the ride.

At the end of the day, he demanded a ride back. Since he’s essentially a spoiled child being raised by parents who won’t say no, the producers had a PA drive him home.

I wonder what would happen if I got into a car accident this weekend, and then didn’t have a plan as to how I would get to and from work?

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  1. This is probably a stupid question but I’ll ask anyway: Out of curiosity, given that you P.A’s are low-paid and its virtually impossible to get around L.A without a car (I’ve heard) what would you do if your car broke down?

    1. My car broke while I was a post PA, a job that requires a lot of mileage moving hard drives and DVDs (back then) around town. I begged and borrowed all of my friends’ cars for two weeks and rented one to go to work at a loss for two more weeks while my car took a month to get fixed. The answer is, you get resourceful and do what you gotta do.

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