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Film and television are two entirely different beasts, and as such they require very different approaches. Movies tend to be slow, and meticulous in their production, while television moves at a far more brisk pace. Actress Geena Davis has worked in both realms over the course of her long career, and it turns out that there's one thing about TV that still scares her to this day. She explained:
In a brand new interview with EW, Geena Davis explained that the scariest thing about working on television as an actress is the prospect of cancellation. There's a fair amount of uncertainty that goes into the production of a television series, and that means that the cast and crew must constantly contend with the possibility that their show could get the ax at any given moment. Opening up about her earlier forays into the world of television, the Beetlejuice actress went on to describe the disbelief she felt the first time she had to go through that sort of situation. Apparently it never gets any easier.
That being said, Geena Davis has become fairly familiar with the world of television, and all of the various inevitabilities that come with it, over the years. From The Geena Davis Show, to Commander In Chief, as well as various guest stints on other popular series, she has become accustomed to all forms of success and failure on the small screen.
Of course, it's worth noting that the ax doesn't necessarily have to come very quickly for certain shows, and her new series, The Exorcist, looks like one of those projects. The early reviews for the FOX update of the horror classic have thus far been incredibly positive, so our hopes remain high that Geena Davis will not have to contend with cancellation in the very near future.
Just in case you missed The Exorcist's series premiere, check out the trailer for the brand new horror series below:
So it seems that even Hollywood veterans like Geena Davis worry about cancellation when working on television. No matter how hard you work on a given TV show to make it as good as it can possibly be, there's always the potential that the network may drop the ax and unceremoniously send you off. CinemaBlend will keep you up to date regarding all of the most important TV news as it becomes available to us. For now, make sure to check out our comprehensive fall TV premiere schedule and fill out your television viewing calendars accordingly!