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Omar can’t whistle

WTF world!?

Michael K Williams cannot whistle! It’s totally true. We brought him in and he tried but it just wasn’t happening. Omar’s whistle is provided by a lovely and talented loop group member named Susan, who is an actor and John Waters’ personal assistant.

From a Reddit AMA with a sound editor from The Wire, I think I’ve read some of it before actually (though I missed the Omar bombshell).

The description of Dominic West’s ADR (looping) sessions is wonderful:

…a Dom West ADR session often went like this:

Me (with Dom staring at my mouth): Cunt. Cunt. Cunt.

Dom: Cahnt. Shit, do it again, please.

Me: Cunt. Cunt. Cunt.

Dom: Cunt. Cunt. OK, let’s record…

(three beeps, the line starts and):

Dom: …cahnt. Feck! Say it again.

Me: Cunt….