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Old 06-29-2018, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default Reconstruction Actors Discrepancies

What is it with the actors they sometimes used who were different races like the lady playing Lucy the supposedly deaf woman dancing in public who was portrayed by a white woman when the actual woman who was actually filmed for the segment was clearly mixed race leaning towards African American? Just watching the Phil Macri being saved segment & the woman who pulled him out of the water was like a Penthouse model in both look & body, who looked Latin & in her late twenties/early thirties at most. Less than six years later they find her & she is a 43 year old, pasty, overweight white woman who looks about 55-60. Noticed it in a lot of segments that the people used often bear zero resemblance to the people who were eventually found.
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What is it with the actors they sometimes used who were different races like the lady playing Lucy the supposedly deaf woman dancing in public who was portrayed by a white woman when the actual woman who was actually filmed for the segment was clearly mixed race leaning towards African American? Just watching the Phil Macri being saved segment & the woman who pulled him out of the water was like a Penthouse model in both look & body, who looked Latin & in her late twenties/early thirties at most. Less than six years later they find her & she is a 43 year old, pasty, overweight white woman who looks about 55-60. Noticed it in a lot of segments that the people used often bear zero resemblance to the people who were eventually found.
I've noticed this as well. A few glaring examples have always stuck out in my mind:

* Lynn Amos' friend Emily Smith is portrayed in the re-enactment (this is after they stopped having the people portray themselves) as a thin, early 30s blonde when the actual Emily Smith was a 40-something, heavy-set redhead.

* Wendy Camp was only 23, but the actress playing her is well into her 30s.

I've noticed something similar about accents on the show. Bonnie Wilder was reported to have have a Southern accent, but someone didn't bother to tell the actress. Same thing for Gilbert Ortiz and his sister Brenda's Latino accents and Marlene Santana's mother.
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The absolute worst example of this (in my mind) was the actor portraying Joseph Clark in the Tony Miller segment. We all know why.

Glad you brought up Philip Macri - it reminded me of another savior "Lost Loves" segment: Steve Newton, in the 1996-1997 season. I remember watching both the segment and the update as a kid and being amused at the discrepancy of how his rescuer was portrayed. The re-enactment made her out to be young, thin and beautiful. The real rescuer was a middle-aged overweight woman. Perhaps he had romanticized her slightly?

Always thought that the actor who portrayed the Boston mall rapist was too small compared to how the real rapist was described.

Best portrayal (or among the best) has to be Jim Burnside. No wonder they recycled the same actor from when AMW did a segment on him, no chance they would have been able to find another actor in central casting who looked as much like Jim as that guy.
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The absolute worst example of this (in my mind) was the actor portraying Joseph Clark in the Tony Miller segment. We all know why.

Glad you brought up Philip Macri - it reminded me of another savior "Lost Loves" segment: Steve Newton, in the 1996-1997 season. I remember watching both the segment and the update as a kid and being amused at the discrepancy of how his rescuer was portrayed. The re-enactment made her out to be young, thin and beautiful. The real rescuer was a middle-aged overweight woman. Perhaps he had romanticized her slightly?

Always thought that the actor who portrayed the Boston mall rapist was too small compared to how the real rapist was described.

Best portrayal (or among the best) has to be Jim Burnside. No wonder they recycled the same actor from when AMW did a segment on him, no chance they would have been able to find another actor in central casting who looked as much like Jim as that guy.
I am thinking it was more CM or the networks trying to make things appear more glamorous-being in the Hollywood/entertainment business. I am thinking they didn't like the idea of casting a 13 stone woman with glasses pulling the guy out of the water, lets use a modelling agency hottie.
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Yeah that's probably true.

I'm also reminded of the Swedish hitchhikers segment. The actress who portrayed Maria Wahlen looked nothing like the real Maria.
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Bonnie Wilder was reported to have have a Southern accent, but someone didn't bother to tell the actress.
Maybe the producers felt it wasn't that big of a deal. They found someone who looked just like the real Bonnie so that big box was ticked!
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