TCA Press Tour: Mira Sorvino's mucus, a.k.a the worst moment of press tour/our lives?
Sometimes during TCA -- in between segments of work and the work of deleting e-mail -- a truly unexpected moment takes place.
During NBC's string of panels Thursday, that moment occurred during the news conference for "The Last Templar," a miniseries starring Scott Foley, Mira Sorvino and Victor Garber.
"The Last Templar" was filmed in a bunch of places internationally, so someone asked the panel to relate a little anecdote about something that happened "either on the set or off."
The cast bantered a bit about working with Omar Sharif and how Sorvino split her lip and broke some teeth during an filming accident.
And then Sorvino began telling a story about how she was sick on the day when she and Foley had to shoot a very romantic kiss. A "horrendous cold" is how she characterized the illness.
The two of them discussed this for a while -- that Foley ended up getting sick himself, yada yada -- when Foley burst out with the following:
"I think the only thing worse than ending up that sick was pulling back after every take -- this is disgusting -- with gobs of Mira's mucus in my mouth."
WHAT? There was a collective gasp among the press corps.
It went on:
Sorvino: Oh, stop that. That is disgusting.
Foley: Gobs of --
Sorvino: That was not necessary.
Foley: It's the truth. So much --
Garber: Who knew this was going on? I had no idea.
Sorvino: I'm sorry I told this story.
So are we, Mira Sorvino!
Garber: I was in the hotel, drinking probably.
No number of drinks will erase this memory, Victor Garber!
-- Kate Aurthur