‘Entourage’ Trims Anna Faris Scene Due to ‘Technical Difficulties’

Aug 27, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Technical difficulties forced the trimming of a scene from this week’s “Entourage” episode, “No Cannes Do.”
Talking with TelevisionWeek managing editor Melissa Grego, creator Doug Ellin said Anna Faris’ firing of Eric was not supposed to happen off-screen. The scene was recorded, but “we had some problems that could not be overcome, so I cut the scene at that point,” Mr. Ellin said.
Mr. Ellin said he thought the firing was pretty clear anyway, but “I had my parents call me right after the show ended and go, ‘I don’t understand, what happened?’ So, maybe it wasn’t.”
Rhys Coiro, who plays Billy Walsh, has recently joined the cast of Fox’s “24.” Mr. Ellin said, however, the “24” gig won’t interfere with Coiro’s role as Walsh.
Cameos were plentiful during the episode, including Sydney Pollack and Kanye West.
Ari’s description of Vince to Mr. Pollack was as a Robert Redford in the making, but Mr. Ellin said it did reflect any direct inspiration for the character of Vince, but rather Ari being Ari.
“If he were talking to Martin Scorsese, he’d tell him Robert De Niro. I think Ari just sells at all times,” he said.
Mr. West’s entourage during last night’s episode was made up of his friends, as opposed to extras.
In terms of shooting, this week’s episode was one of the most difficult, Mr. Ellin said, as shooting at Van Nuys Airport squeezed 10 actors into roughly 50 square feet.
As for the season finale airing next week, Mr. Ellin said he’s excited about how shooting on location in Cannes is going to come across to the viewer.
“I feel like we’ve really captured something different than Sundance [where “Entourage” has shot on location], and the essence of what Cannes is and the hype of the sales,” he said.
To listen to the full interview, go to TVWeek.com’s Backlot Talk to listen to the full podcast.


  1. What was the name and artist for the great song that played under the end credits in the episode. Was it a new Kanye West song?

  2. Yep.

  3. Good Life by Kanye West Ft. T-Pain

  4. Do we think we will ever get a chance to see the Anna Faris / Eric Murphy lost moments? Maybe on the Season 4 DVD?
    Will Johnny Drama’s girl Jacqueline be back in Season 5?
    Will the boys all end up moving back with Drama into his penthouse?

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