So I am currently working on a new reality show in A about a “Celebrity” and how amazing her life is.Â Now I put celebrity in quotes because I honestly don’t think that many people care about this woman but nether the less she has a reality show and I do not.
On set this week we had to do interviews.Â This is pretty normal for reality shoots because the interview usually helps the story move along kind of like narration in a movie.Â Now on a normal reality show set without “celebrities” you can usually tell them when to be ready for interviews and what not.Â This was so not the case for our interview day.
My call time was 7 am, which is pretty darn early in my book. Â Â All of the pa’s are to meet at the production office and then drive 15 passenger vans to pick up the crew at the crew parking lot.Â As a side note seeing me drive a 15-pass van is just hysterical because lets be honest I can barely see over the steering wheel. Â Anyway, since LA traffic is god awful we get to crew parking around 8am which is close to the D-listers house that we are shooting at.Â At this same time this said D-lister is supposed to be in her makeup chair getting her face put on.
After picking up the crew myself and other pa’s drive to house and start to unload gear into the interview room.Â 9am rolls around and we are supposed to begin interviews…
And the waiting game begins..
11 am rolls around and we finally get the D-Lister into the interview room.Â Yes you read that correctly.. 11am.Â Apparently the D-Lister’s husband refused to wake up at his call time so the entire production had to wait for him.
Seeing as it is an interview day and there is not much to do during them as a pa, I got to sneak a peak at the monitors to see how the interviews were going.Â Now I have never before felt bad for an executive producer, but while watching the monitors I wanted to go hug him or give him a very strong drink.Â Not only was this D-lister refusing to say certain things because she thought they sounded stupid, she constantly complaied about having to do the interview.Â Her ranting and complaining lasted for three hours.
At around 7pm we finally wrapped production, when we were originally supposed to be wrapped at 2pm. And thus are the extreme joys of shooting a reality show about someone who believes that they are above everyone else.
Seriously, does anyone besides my mom watch these shows?