Throughout the last couple of weeks, I still cannot get over the raw acting of the actors and actresses throughout the production. I feel like some American backstage productions are a lot more of business.
One big point I cannot get over is still the music not playing even for the actors just to get into a mood for a love scene. As we have watched multiple shows, I'm shocked at the intense moments the actors can bring throughout the production. I think this shows how amazing the actors are. The love they bring to the screen is hard to duplicate for any human. I feel like people who love each other cannot even bring the passion to the screen without the music or without the intensity. Also, it seems incredibly awkward for the couple to listen and stop and redo the scene as the actors are called by the director.
Another side of production, the fact of the smoking is something I'm not sure I could deal with if I were an actress. I haven't been exposed to smoking as much as I would be if I were in a telenovela set. It would be a challenge physically to focus on being madly in love with someone and knocking out the smoke as well. Also, the mint factor was funny to hear about as well.
Besides the music and love, the amount of time they have to produce the shows is crazy. I feel like they have to do through so many hard hours and days in a row. I don't think they would have time for anything other in their life besides work. I love the family culture of the Hispanic culture though. My favorite part of being on set would be the big meal lunch they have together. I feel like the way they spend all the time they do together helps the passion on the screen and makes the production process go on easier with the love they carry together as a group.
The intensity of the production makes it understandable how people in the business love telenovelas so much and how the production staff works together to throw on a good show. I would love to see a study done on the friendship of the production staff to see if they correlate to how well the show is produced and the ratings of it.