Film and TV actor Rob Lowe gained celeb standing within the 80s with hit movies like St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night. Going from the silver display to the small display with exhibits together with The West Wing and Parks and Recreation, Lowe quickly discovered a regular area of interest with numerous tv roles.
Heading a new sequence at NBC in 2003, the Brat Packer bumped into some street blocks when his main woman didn’t need to lock lips with him on digital camera.
From ‘The West Wing’ to ‘The Lyon’s Den’
Starring as Jack Turner within the NBC drama Lyon’s Den, Lowe performed lawyer Jack Turner who leaves his free regulation clinic job to be part of a high-brow observe after the loss of life of his mentor. The thriller surrounding the demise of his buddy prompts Jack to start investigating his colleagues on the new agency.
With a powerful solid that included Kyle Chandler, Elizabeth Mitchell, and James Pickens Jr. (pre-Grey’s Anatomy), the producers wished to create a four-episode storyline that includes an opposing feminine lawyer with whom Rob Lowe’s character would have a romance.
Lowe urged singer/songwriter Jewel after seeing her in Ang Lee’s Ride With the Devil. After convincing NBC execs to give her the function, Jewel wasn’t certain she wished the job.
“I was enlisted to cajole her on a phone call,” Lowe wrote in his e book Love Life, and defined the half to the singer. “‘You will have complicated, sophisticated dialogue, play a Harvard grad, wear beautiful… modern businesswoman wardrobe. It will be as far away from ‘country’ as it gets! And that’s what acting should be. Moving out of what you’re known for.’”
Jewel didn’t need to kiss Rob Lowe
Once Jewel signed on for the function, she appeared like a good match for the solid till one scene brought about a bump within the street.
“The Jewel experiment had promising early results,” Lowe recalled. “Everyone was optimistic and for a moment, our show felt ascendant. Then came the love scene.”
The Youngblood actor defined that Jewel appeared stunned by the scene, regardless of having already learn the script. Though the scene itself was comparatively chaste in contrast to Lowe’s earlier on-screen trysts, Jewel’s demeanor on set instantly modified and even voiced her discomfort.
“Jewel didn’t want to kiss me,” Lowe revealed. “She asked if we could restage the scene without it. We tried … Not surprisingly, it turned out we needed to kiss to make the scene a ‘love’ scene. Jewel balked and ran to the monitor, where she jumped onto her boyfriend’s lap. She began kissing him instead. I was beginning to take it personally.”
Rob Lowe obtained a less-than-stellar assessment
After the present’s director was ready to persuade Jewel to do the scene with Lowe because it was written, she was clearly nonetheless sad, telling Lowe, ‘Let’s simply do that.’”
“We did the scene and it went well,” Lowe remembered. “But as we approached the kissing moment it became strained, and it’s never good when you can’t trust that your fellow actor is on the same page. I had no idea what this woman would do when I had to kiss her.”
When it got here time for his or her lip lock, Lowe described the scene as “less Fifty Shades of Grey and more Grey Gardens.’”
“And by that I mean confusing, a little scary and very slow,” he wrote. “I pecked her on the lips, her mouth scrunched closed like you would do if someone was going to stick something unwanted into it, which I was not intending. I sort of moved my head from side to side to make it look real, like there was at least a dollop of energy or passion.”
After the director yelled “Cut!”, the previous Dancing With the Stars contestant let Lowe know what she considered his kiss.
“Jewel looked at me and wiped the back of her hand across her lips,” the Oxford Blues star wrote. “Like an American Sign Language version of ‘Yuck.’”
The Lyon’s Den was cancelled after one season.