Tribe Trivia 28 : The Cast House

A lot of fans are interested in the glamour and glitz that go on in the world of showbusiness. But what you are about to read might make you think twice about becoming an actor!

  • Cast are expected to get up at around 6am (sometimes even earlier!) to travel to work
  • Days are usually 12 – 14 hours long plus travel time!
  • Lunch time is the only break of the day and it is a 45 minute break
  • Cast have to make their own beds and keep their rooms tidy
  • Cast have chores to do like setting the table, washing up and clearing the table
  • Lines have to be learnt every night – no easy feat if you are required in every scene the next day
  • The phone has to be shared between all the cast
  • Cast take it in turns to make brunch for the rest of the household once a month
  • There have been a total of 7 cast houses over the period of filming series 1-5
  • There have been a total of 4 housemothers and 2 housefathers over the period of filming series 1-5
  • Cast get to travel home approximately twice during their time filming in Wellington
  • Schoolwork still has to be done and some of this is completed at night after filming has finished for the day
  • Weekends are usually free unless there is a personal appearance or a cast chat
  • Tom Hern and Caleb Ross are good cooks!
  • Meryl likes to pamper herself with baths and facemasks and early nights
  • Tori loves music and movies and she adores ‘Friends’
  • Tori and Toni have been known to leave stains on their pillows from their hair dye!
  • Michael once leaned against a white curtain and left a big orange stain!
  • In series 1 the boys house made dinner for the girls house
  • Dwayne set up an art studio in the garage
  • There was a pool table in the garage of another house and the boys could always be found in there!
  • There were some woods behind the back of one of the houses and some of the cast filmed their tribute to the ‘Blair Witch Project’
  • One cast member is known for his monkey man impression and could often be found rolling around the house like a monkey – he was even found up a tree one evening.
  • The house cat swallowed a cicada one night and was chirping for hours. It then threw up in a cast member’s bag and went to the toilet in his shoe!
  • Favourite brunch has to be pancakes or French toast with maple syrup
  • Favourite meals were pastas, salads and roasts
  • Favourite drinks were water and juice closely followed by Milo
  • A certain cast member liked to sleep on satin sheets
  • Another cast member liked to read comics before bed

 

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