With the advent of home screens of the famous American TV series 90 "Santa Barbara" citizens of the former USSR, exhausted inflation and lack of money, experienced a real culture shock.
A beautiful woman in chic dresses, imposing man, littering money right and left, expensive cars, multi-storey houses with swimming pool, stunning scenery - all of it made millions of our compatriots to forget about pressing issues and enjoy the make-believe, but the unearthly beautiful world of wealth and luxury. However, no one then did not realize that the madness called "Santa Barbara" will last almost ten years.
all started with the fact that the company has ordered NBC Bridget Dobson script for the new series about the life of millionaires. Bridget's, writing for soap operas, is connected to the work of her husband - and then went. The couple worked at a furious pace and gave out 100 typewritten pages daily. A total ease Dobson got to work 30 million. Dollars.
Each series "Santa Barbara" costs 400 thousand. Dollars. On the day of filming 43 minutes of screen time. The project involved five screenwriters, and 5 directors, staff and the general make-up artists and dressers was 150 people. Fees have been cast up to 2 thousand. Dollars per day of shooting.
The entire episode was filmed in a studio 1800 m², located 140 km from this Santa Barbara and in the city itself was not removed or the frame. Maybe that's why the inhabitants of Santa Barbara remembered about the show with undisguised irritation.
Because too long a period of filming, not all actors have the patience over the years to play the same role. For all seasons "Santa Barbara" was replaced by two Ted Mason's three, five CC, Kelly four, two and several Gina Santana. By the way, to replace the actor playing the charming cynic Mason spectators reacted particularly painful. Moreover, after the departure of Mason series №1 ratings have dropped significantly.
Not everyone knows that the role of the young Mason starred Leonardo DiCaprio.
Young actress Robin Wright, who played in the series romantic Kelly №1, after the filming of "Santa Barbara" was able to make a successful acting career and become a world celebrity. Due to the series Robin met actor Sean Penn, and in 1996 the couple were married.
Actor Hey Martinez, who played tough cop Cruz Castillo, in his life suffered persistent allergic to seafood. Therefore, in the scenes where the Cruz enjoy lobster, they replaced the usual boiled chicken. And when Martinez during the shooting worried or forgotten text, it takes to slap yourself in the face, saying: "Come on, hey!". One day, the director decided to make fun of the actor. After footage of the episode, he went up to him and said: "It was excellent, but will have to reshoot because of the huge red handprints on your face." But this joke is not weaned from the actor's interesting habits.
On the set, of course, not without oddities. Thus, during the sex scenes between CC and Sophia actors broke down under the bed, and a five-minute episode had to reshoot. At the dress rehearsal of one of the scenes in August (Louise Sorel) with such zeal "swooned" on hand Eden (Mercy Walker), that both the actress collapsed on the floor and fell out of the frame. Once Mason according to the script had to wipe his perspiring face of the hotel curtains and continue the dialogue with Julia. But the curtain was so dusty that the actor's face suddenly turned black.
And the most delicious: former President Ronald Reagan, US, looked one of the series "Santa Barbara", which in August became blind, confused cinema with reality. Reagan wrote actress Louis Sorel compassionate letter on behalf of himself and his wife: "Nancy and I are very sorry about your illness. Dear Luis, our thoughts and feelings with you .... "