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Is Your Reality TV Really Reality? James Marsden’s Jury Duty Shenanigans Blur the Lines

  James Marsden is an incredible movie star. He never forgets to remind others about this. However, just when there were another blockbusters waiting for him to audition for the starring role, he received a jury summons. Of course, he believed that during the screening process, he would be able to obtain the judge’s understanding and would not have to participate in the jury.
  After the screening began, the judge let several people go. After this series of failed submissions, it was Marsden’s turn. Q: Have you ever served on a jury? Ma said I did it in Cannes. Cannes, France? Yes, it is a film festival (the jury and the jury are both called jury in English). Below is a conversation between Marsden and the judge and another jury candidate Ronald.
  Ma: I think my presence will affect the trial. Judge: What impact? Ma: Because I am an easily recognized public figure. Judge: Easy to recognize? Why didn’t I recognize it? Ma: Many people can recognize it, such as this gentleman. We talk about my movie all the time. Judge: Did you recognize him? Ronald: Yes, although not immediately.
  Ronald rattled off a long list of movie titles, while Marsden added. Judge: Have you seen them all? Ronald: No. JUDGE: Does it bother you that he’s sitting here? Ronald: No. Judge: It won’t affect me.
  Marsden had no choice but to call someone to act as a paparazzi and come to the court to capture him. The judge announced that the trial would be closed from now on. However, Marsden, who caused the closed court hearing, paid for court police to transport him and monitor him at home.
  This is a clip from the first episode of the recently popular American TV series “Jury Duty”. It looks like a documentary, but the title says: The reason why we are able to follow the camera is because, except for Ronald, an amateur who does not know, the other people who appear in the camera are all actors. The entire case and trial are fictional.
  Of course, in film and television works, this kind of opening prompt can be fake or real. In this way, the audience is more willing to forgive some suspicious details, but cannot be sure whether the plot is true or false.
  According to reports, except for Ronald and Marsden, everyone else is really a comedian active on talk show stages all over the country, and they look like ordinary people. His performance can be said to be superb and just like everyday life.
  As the plot progresses, Ronald gradually takes over the spotlight. Opportunities for Marsden to appear are becoming increasingly rare. Moreover, the line between plot and reality is blurred, and Marsden makes a worse and worse impression. The audience praised Ronald and said he is a really good person. Despite encountering various embarrassing situations created by Marsden and others in the play, he is still kind and helpful. After learning that the trial was actually a fiction and that he had just been fooled, he still remained coquettish and did not take it seriously.
  It’s just that the audience has never asked such a question. Has Ronald really been kept in the dark all this time?
  Ronald Gladden, a solar installer, saw an ad on Craigslist, a free advertising site, seeking to serve as a paid juror on the condition that he had never been on a jury (actually, really Preparatory jurors are randomly selected by local courts through voter registration, etc.).
  Ronald took the initiative to respond to such an advertisement, and later saw cameras everywhere. Was he really not at all confused?
  Ronald said that from the beginning, he felt something was wrong, but he had to choose to believe that “I am surrounded by weirdos, not that my world is fake.”
  After such an experience, the world is really a bit difficult to distinguish between true and false. According to Marsden, months after the series wrapped, Ronald was still haunted and would ask if there were hidden cameras during meetings. Marsden himself, during the filming process, sometimes wondered whether he was the one being fooled.
  In fact, human beings have never stopped questioning the reality of the world, and film, television, the Internet, and AI have further blurred virtuality and reality.