When I see poor acting on television or in film, I often wonder how that particular actor got the part when there are thousands of more talented thespians in the world. Such is the case with Tina DiJoseph, who plays Deputy Mayor Lynn DiNovi on the supernatural crime drama, “Medium.” According to her IMDB credits, DiJoseph did appear in the show’s pilot, along with seven other episodes last season. I remember thinking how forced and wooden her acting was from the start, and was surprised when her role expanded this season to include an affair with Det. Lee Scanlon (David Cubitt). Doing some research, I found the following tidbit on TV.com:
Tina, who appears on the show in the recurring capacity of Deputy Mayor Lynn DiNovi, married Medium creator Glenn Gordon Caron in the fall of 2006.
According to her IMDB profile, “Medium” is DiJoseph’s first credited acting gig, so my question is: did the romance with Caron precede her landing the part, or vice versa?
Forget it. I think I know the answer.
Television has a reputation for being a lesser medium than film, and these types of casting decisions are a contributing factor. Sure, equally untalented people have landed roles in film, but the audience is only forced to watch them perform once, not every week.