What the actors won't do

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I read on an ER page (sorry I can't be specific) about Noah Wyle refusing to allow Carter and Knight to have a realationship. This article mentioned that other actors have stood firm against the writers because they did not believe that their characters would behave in the proposed way. Does anyone know which other actors have done this (I recall Edwards and Marguilies being named) and what they refused to do? Thanks.

-- May Archer (archere@cadvision.com), October 10, 1999


Noah did not refuse to allow Carter/Lucy to get together. Noah did talk to the the producers when He thought they were going to get together. He expressed his concerns that Carter would not sleep with a medical student and take advantage of her vulnerability. He also said that he felt that the many fans would have had problems forgiving Carter for such a thing. I and many other agreed with Noah on this. Ultimly, it was the producers who decided that Noah was correct and decided not to get them together.

Noah discussing his character with the show producers is the norm. I have read various interviews where George Clooney, Juliannia Margulies, Anthony Edwards, Eriq La Salle, Laura Innes etc. have all made suggestions or have expressed concerns about their characters storylines or actions. Sometimes the producers have agreed with them other times not. Other times there have been some changes made , but not complete changes. The final say has always been the producers, not the actors.

-- Beverly (erandjcfan@aol.com), October 10, 1999.

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