Sunday, March 11, 2007
CRIMINAL MINDS: WHY IS SHEMAR STILL IN THE STUDIO?
Hours earlier in Craft Services Shemar Moore, Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, told us that he only had one more scene to shoot and then he was going to his new house to start unpacking boxes. He told us all about a wonderful husband and wife painting team that were finishing up painting the house and that he was looking forward to going home to start decorating his walls. That was four or five hours earlier and he was still shooting. I asked Andrew Wilder, the writer of "Ashes and Dust" why Shemar was still there and he explained that when shooting is running behind and one of the actors has to leave for a prior commitment then the other actors have to fill in. Matthew and A.J. had already left the studio earlier in the day so Shemar was worked into the scenes since Mandy had to leave. He explained that this type of thing is not uncommon because all the members of the cast have outside commitments now and again. When we see the scenes they shot that afternoon we will not even notice that some of our cast wasn't there for this particular shooting thanks to the wonderful post production editing talent the show employs. This all relates back to what I said in an earlier post about things changing all the time with a script or why some spoilers never hit the screen. What I knew at that time was that I was getting tired, "A" looked like she was getting tired and the shooting was still at a rapid pace. :)