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No Sex Please, I'm Neal McDonough...
DeadLine Hollywood ^ | 1 April 2010 | Nikki Finke

Posted on 04/01/2010 5:39:09 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy

Neal McDonough is a marvelous actor who elevates every role he plays, whether it's in Band of Brothers or Desperate Housewives.

So when he was suddenly replaced with David James Elliott 3 days into the filming on ABC's new series Scoundrels earlier this week, there had to be a story behind the story. The move was officially explained as a casting change. But, in fact, McDonough was sacked because of his refusal to do some heated love scenes with babelicious star (and Botox pitchwoman) Virginia Madsen.

The reason? He's a family man and a Catholic, and he's always made it clear that he won't do sex scenes. And ABC knew that. Because he also didn't get into action with Nicolette Sheridan on the network's Desperate Housewives when he played her psycho husband during Season 5. And he also didn't do love scenes with his on-air girlfriend in his previous series, NBC's Boomtown, or that network's Medical Investigation.

"It has cost him jobs, but the man is sticking to his principles," a source explained to me.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Religion; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abc; hollywood; integrity; moralabsolutes; nealmcdonough; sex; values
Don't know if this is an "April Fools" prank, but I really liked this guy in Band Of Brothers.

If it is true, I like and admire him even more.

1 posted on 04/01/2010 5:39:09 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy
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To: Mr. Jazzy

I always admire those who stand up for their principles. Too bad there are none in government.


2 posted on 04/01/2010 5:42:13 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (der Fuhrer 0bamao's goal: "To Control the People ..." - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

If true, he’s to be admired and respected.

Too bad pop culture does not hold him up as a role model and chooses, instead, the scumbags of the entertainment industry.


3 posted on 04/01/2010 5:48:27 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

What do you mean there are no people in government with principles. There are plenty in it with principles, of course, they have all the wrong principles, but....


4 posted on 04/01/2010 5:48:52 AM PDT by urroner
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To: Mr. Jazzy
I doesn't look like an april fools trick. Many commentors on there were saying, oh he can play a murdering physco but, no do love scenes?

My answer to that one is: Why do you think there is so much divorce in hollywood? Try doing a love scene(pretend even) with a co-worker you find attractive and see how long your marriage lasts.

5 posted on 04/01/2010 5:49:02 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Me too. It’s refreshing to see some one from Hollywood stand by their principles...


6 posted on 04/01/2010 5:49:21 AM PDT by hstacey
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Virginia Madsen is a smoking hot MILF.
I admire his ability of self-restraint, if not his decision.


7 posted on 04/01/2010 5:50:28 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: MsLady

Obviously, this is an opportunity for a stunt double. I offer my services - - which will require NO acting talent. ;^)


8 posted on 04/01/2010 5:51:34 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Ya’ll should check out the fantasy miniseries ‘Tin Man’. He played the lead character in a revisionist version of Wizard of Oz, where the tin man is so-called because he’s a cop and wears a tin star. Ends too abruptly but far better than the usual Syfy miniseries or feature event.


9 posted on 04/01/2010 5:53:13 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Dear Leader: you have two ears and one mouth. Start using them in proportion.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I must be getting old! She doesn’t look like a MILF to me, just a lady I’d like to ..... LILF.


10 posted on 04/01/2010 5:53:43 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: Loud Mime

LOL...goof!!!


11 posted on 04/01/2010 5:56:57 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
Good for him. Don't watch the stupid show since they didn't accommodate him. (not that many FReepers had it on their calendar).
12 posted on 04/01/2010 5:59:48 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Looking him up he was the blond man who played Lt Buck Compton on Band of Brothers. He was very good in the role.

As to his problem with the new role though, this makes little sense. The actors would be advised up front what sort of scenes would be required for the new role. If he couldn’t do love scenes, he had no business accepting the job.

Bailing on the producers on such short notice for such a cause will do him real harm. Hollywood might respect his principles but certainly not his professionalism.


13 posted on 04/01/2010 6:01:51 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Loud Mime

Mr. Mime, you’re on. No dialogue . . . oh wait, you’re a mime. Perfect.


14 posted on 04/01/2010 6:02:58 AM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

If you have principles, they won’t like you in Hollyweird


15 posted on 04/01/2010 6:03:43 AM PDT by GeronL (There is only a "Happily ever after" for you if you're the one writing your own script)
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To: MsLady

Good point MsLady. Now this is a man!


16 posted on 04/01/2010 6:04:57 AM PDT by abigail2
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To: MsLady

My answer to them is that when you pretend or “act” out a scene where someone is murdered, you do NOT actually murder the person! When a sex or “love scene” is done, you ACTUALLY kiss, feel up and make LOVE to the other person! There is a very LARGE difference!

This man has and wants a body of work that will allow him to look himself in the mirror each morning and live with himself.

Bravo and well done, Neal McDonough.


17 posted on 04/01/2010 6:05:40 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: Mr. Jazzy

18 posted on 04/01/2010 6:18:05 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Neal McDonough and family at Time for Heroes

Actor Neal McDonough, 42, his wife Ruvé Robertson and children Morgan, 2, and Catherine ‘Cate’ Maggie, 8 months, attended the A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival on Sunday, June 8th. The event benefited the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and was held at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles, CA

19 posted on 04/01/2010 6:21:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Mr. Jazzy

I really like him as an actor, but I tried watching “Tin Man” last night with him in it. Whoa, what a stinker. The story was okay, but the acting was less than stellar and the dialog was just downright painful.


20 posted on 04/01/2010 6:25:42 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
I respect what Mr. McDonough did as a fellow Catholic, but I'm also selfishly happy he dropped out...because his replacement is that hunk, David James Elliott!

Mrs. Prince of Space

21 posted on 04/01/2010 6:29:18 AM PDT by Prince of Space
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To: Lazamataz

I think we found your doppelgänger.


22 posted on 04/01/2010 6:32:38 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Woebama

Problem is the make-up. Although she be fair-skinned, NOBODY is that white!


23 posted on 04/01/2010 6:34:22 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: Loud Mime

“Obviously, this is an opportunity for a stunt double. I offer my services - - which will require NO acting talent. ;^)”

I beg to differ. In your own mind you might not need acting talent but for the rest of us to watch I would wager you would need much direction to make it look.....appealing.
Just kidding!


24 posted on 04/01/2010 6:36:03 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: KeyLargo

He is wearing a Tiger Woods hat. LOL!!!!!The irony.


25 posted on 04/01/2010 6:36:59 AM PDT by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Good for him. Integrity is a rare trait in Hollywood ... or in any public life, really (Tiger Woods, John Edwards).

Haven’t seen this guy in much — I think he was in a Star Trek movie several years back, and Minority Report. Haven’t watched Band of Brothers yet.

SnakeDoc


26 posted on 04/01/2010 6:37:29 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant ... that even a god-king can bleed." - 300)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
The babe alone would make it look appealing. I'm experienced....I did a stunt double scene in "The Bank Job," where the cop asked "Is that thing real?"

;^) It IS AFD!

27 posted on 04/01/2010 6:46:35 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: KeyLargo

MY EYES!!!! MY EYES!!!!


28 posted on 04/01/2010 6:57:57 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: tlb

“Bailing on the producers on such short notice for such a cause will do him real harm. Hollywood might respect his principles but certainly not his professionalism.”

None of us knows the whole story...but usually actors only get the script a few days before shooting the TV show. So when he read the script...he said no can do. It would be the same as your boss asking you to do something criminal/immoral...does that require professionalism?

And in the long run, producers now know what he will and won’t do.


29 posted on 04/01/2010 7:25:02 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

via DRUDGE.


30 posted on 04/01/2010 10:48:37 AM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...

The reason? He’s a family man and a Catholic, and he’s always made it clear that he won’t do sex scenes. And ABC knew that


31 posted on 04/01/2010 10:50:08 AM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: abigail2

Amen to that!!!! Densel Washington also does the same thing.


32 posted on 04/01/2010 11:06:28 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

I didn’t know that! Good for him.


33 posted on 04/01/2010 11:40:41 AM PDT by abigail2
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Wow..they lost a great actor. He plays a really creepy bad guy. The show would be better WITH him, than with a “hot” sex scene. Sex scenes are stupid anyway. No one watches a show for them. If they want to watch sex, they fire up the computer and watch the real thing. People like stories.

The highest selling movies had NO sex in them at all.


34 posted on 04/01/2010 12:07:08 PM PDT by tuckrdout ("Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."--MLK)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

When money is involved, there are few of us stick to our principles...sad commentary on our society.

We are all too worried about possibly losing our jobs, or getting fined. So, we cave in. We compromise. We don’t protest. We don’t speak up...we do not participate in civil disobedience. We don’t write a letter to the editor.


35 posted on 04/01/2010 12:11:36 PM PDT by tuckrdout ("Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."--MLK)
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To: tlb

Perhaps they changed the role on him? I understand it happens a lot. From what I understand, he is upfront about his standards.

I remember years ago, Pat Boone refused to KISS a woman in a movie. It was a big deal at the time. He had told the producers his values, yet they thought they could talk him into doing it. ....he didn’t.

But, seems to me, he lowered his standards some years later.


36 posted on 04/01/2010 12:29:20 PM PDT by tuckrdout ("Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."--MLK)
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To: tuckrdout

You are absolutely correct and those traits are what the forces of evil, 0bamao and his minions play upon to seize and increase power.


37 posted on 04/01/2010 1:13:58 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (der Fuhrer 0bamao's goal: "To Control the People ..." - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

I commend him for his principles, even if it meant his job, but I don’t understand why he would want to be a part of those shows in the first place.


38 posted on 04/01/2010 5:26:41 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

I believe that actors, by their nature, want to play many roles, even the “heavy” who is the bad guy, because they KNOW it is not REAL violence that is going on. Now when it comes to playing because they are “playing” somebody else. When it comes to physically touching, feeling, stroking and even simulated sex, it is just a step too far for him to personally take.


39 posted on 04/01/2010 6:24:03 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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What the heck, here's another article about the Actor with Values. He can be an example to everyone who's asked or ordered or told to do something they know to be immoral or going against their principals.

40 posted on 04/01/2010 7:15:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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A Catholic Actor Who Won't Compromise on Sex Scenes


41 posted on 04/01/2010 9:17:18 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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