Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Growing Pains W/ Leonardo DiCaprio and Hilary Swank

Pin It Now! If you are new to my blog, on Wednesdays I post about my experience in Hollywood as a former child/teen actress. If you want to start at the beginning of these posts go here.
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I don't know what television scripts look like now days, but this is what they looked like back in 1991. The script was usually hand delivered to your house by a courier. Often times, it was the night before rehearsal or filming. And then you are continuously given revisions throughout the week. Sometimes after you had already memorized the scene.

This must have been an early version of The Growing Pains script. I played Cheryl Murray and when they printed the script they had not cast me yet. But as you can see, they had already cast Hilary Swank.

I found this clip on YouTube. It is the scene from the page above. You can see the revisions they made to this scene.

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8 comments:

{cuppakim} said...

love this. played the clip while i was making dinner...
show me that smile againnnn....totally made my dinner making experience 10x better.

so how does it end? did leo fall in love with you? because, i'm pretty sure it was gonna be impossible for him to resist those glasses ;)

adorbs!

TDM Wendy said...

Kim,
Glasses came off. Hair came down. I stood up for myself and asked Luke to go to Sade Hawkins with me. He said yes. We rode off into the sunset on a horse. Well, maybe not the last part.
Here's the final scene. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtnGZom5y88

Kristin said...

I think I actually remember that episode when it first aired! My sister and I never missed an episode! They don't make shows like they used to!

Jessica Johnson said...

definitely remember that episode. i never missed one. best theme song in all TV Land. seriously. ben's a total loser for giving the old "my mom's having a transplant" excuse.

i really love the "all denim all the time look" too.

hannah singer said...

oh my word! i remember that episode-man, i miss good tv!!
this hollywood series is way too fun, can't wait to catch up on all the posts!
xo

Amy said...

So fun! Oh my goodness...you're darling! I missed these newer episodes when Ben was all {growed up} since I was off to college by that time....but so fun to see this! I think it's so great that you go back and revisit those wonderful memories ~ love all your Hollywood stories! ;-)

TDM Wendy said...

Kristin,
I loved that show too.
Jessica,
Oh yea, such a great theme song.
Hannah,
Glad you are enjoying.
Amy,
I think the show was actually better in the beginning years, but there was good stuff in the end too. Wish they would do a remake of that show with all the original actors. That would be cool.

Mirinda said...

Leo and Kirk in one room at the same time....I'd watch it daily! :)