A while back, when I watched all the outtakes on the Northern Exposure DVDs (Seasons 1 – 3), something jumped out at me. In all of those outtakes, there were only two incidents where you could hear a director directing an actor. In both cases, it was Janine Turner (Maggie O’Connell) receiving direction for the tone in which she was snarking at Rob Morrow (Joel Fleischman). Guess what the direction was?
“Softer.” In one case, “More softly. More gently.”
Wonder what that was about? Not enough to draw any conclusions, but it’s fun to speculate.