September 21, 2022

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Television set Q&A: What transpired to Marisa Tomei’s purpose in ‘Sweet Girl’?

Trib Full Media Tv writer Rob Owen solutions reader queries each individual Wednesday at in a column that also appears in the Sunday Tribune-Critique.

Q: Term is that Marisa Tomei was fired from the motion picture “Sweet Girl” as she was a tricky diva. Reality to that is the actuality that scenes she shot ended up redone with an additional actress. Why is there no data on the web about what occurred. Is it the marketplace, as soon as again, masking up for their individual?

— Dave via email

Rob: There’s protection of recasting on several, lots of Tv exhibits/flicks so it’s complicated to see a sample of the sector “protecting its own.” Do they normally put out a press launch expressing another person was released for terrible conduct when that is truly the case? Of system not, but no business does that unless there’s a general public kerfluffle.

In this circumstance nevertheless, the recasting flew totally under the radar. Tomei was declared as signing up for the “Sweet Girl” solid in December 2019 . Dave is right that there was no coverage of Tomei finding replaced on “Sweet Girl” by actress Amy Brenneman but his rationale for the recasting is off.

Tomei was not replaced mid-output, which is what would occur if she was currently being changed because of to habits troubles. She was replaced a yr soon after filming in Pittsburgh wrapped.

No studio spends further dollars to re-shoot scenes to punish an ill-behaved performer. An unwell-behaved performer would not care if they reshot scenes with a unique actor due to the fact the tricky actor would currently have been paid out.

But a studio will shell out hundreds of bucks to reshoot scenes since an actor delivered a effectiveness that does not mesh with what the director envisioned or if they consider they can enhance a film or Television set clearly show with a various actor in the component.

Tomei did shoot her scenes for “Sweet Girl” in Pittsburgh. All those scenes had been re-shot in January 2021 in Los Angeles with Brenneman participating in the aspect of the Pennsylvania politician. It is truthful to assume that whichever Tomei shipped in her just take on the character was not what the filmmakers needed but that’s all about performance and doesn’t establish (or disprove) tricky behavior no make a difference what the rumor mill could possibly say.

Q: Watched “Sweet Girl” past night and some of the Pittsburgh photographs were the most effective we’ve at any time observed. You were being right, it wasn’t “great” but as popcorn movies go we gave it a B. And we Cherished the plot twist!

Even now striving to figure out what occasion could have been heading on at PNC Park so late in the 12 months that it snowed.

— Bob by way of Fb

Rob: If we pressure credulity and consider the Pirates in the MLB playoffs, people games ended on Oct. 27, 2020. The earliest snow recorded in Pittsburgh fell on Oct. 18, 1972, so it could conceivably have been a Pirates video game.

Q: I’m curious about Pirates protection: Is Greg Brown performing all the Tv games? In the previous, it seemed that announcing “teams” alternated.

— Steven, Titusville

Rob: Brown is not supplying enjoy-by-play for each and every recreation but shares duties with Joe Block, equivalent to how the analysts alternate. By way of Aug. 24, Block lined video games on Aug. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Q: By now I’ve read that Channel 11 Information will begin at 4 p.m. on Sept. 13. Is “Judge Judy” going to be aired at a different time or on a various Television station (and at what time on yet another station, if so?), or will it be taken out altogether?

— Ronell, Mt. Enjoyable

Rob: Technically, “Judge Judy” is over. No new episodes are being made but Judy Sheindlin is starring in a new choose demonstrate – in essence exact display, different title (that’s however to be declared) — that will debut later this calendar year on streaming assistance IMDb Television.

Reruns of the unique “Judge Judy” will carry on to air on Channel 11, shifting to 3 and 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. The display presented a great guide-in to WPXI’s 5 p.m. information so station execs are clearly hoping it will do the similar for the new 4 p.m. newscast.

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