By Mark Wahlberg / January 14, 2020 12:01pm ET / 5:01am PT The Southland TV series was supposed to be about the lives of four Southlanders in the 1970s, but writer Mark Wachter decided to focus on his real-life friends instead.
So Wachters real-world friends got to play a part in the story.
The show also featured some characters from Wacht’s life and the Southland movie.
We caught up with Wachts friends and read their recollections of what it was like to play these characters on screen.
The Southlands movie: What was it like to work on the Southlands TV series?
Mark Wacha: It was a lot of fun.
There were lots of things that we had to do.
We had to film a lot.
We spent a lot on wardrobe, and the director had to get it done.
We went to all the Southlanders houses, and they’d be out in the backyards and do their chores.
It was quite hard to film, and we ended up with a very short film.
When we came home, we did it all over again.
Mark Wacho: That’s the only way you can describe it, because the film is just a collection of little bits and pieces.
The whole thing is a dream, so it was very hard to make.
But I enjoyed it and I did enjoy it, so I was quite proud of it.
We did have a lot to do on the set, but we got to do a lot with all of the actors.
It had to be a lot like real life, and that’s the way we did things.
Wachten: It’s great.
It’s fun to be on the show.
Mark: We’ve got a great crew.
Mark and I went to the Souths main house together, and I told him, “I’m a Southlander, and you should be on this show.”
So we did.
We just sat down and we talked about it, and it was great.
I’m a big fan of Mark, and he’s really a great guy.
Mark, who played the head of the Southlander police department, was also the co-star of the show, and Wacha says he really enjoyed the show and loved working with Mark.
Mark is a big supporter of Southland tv, and in a recent interview he told me, “Southland tv has given me a lot more respect as an actor.
It taught me to be able to work with a real person.”
Mark: Mark, it was the greatest thing ever.
Mark says he had a blast working on the series, but he admits that the show wasn’t always successful.
“It was always a challenge.
I got into the habit of thinking that I could do whatever I wanted to do, and if I couldn’t do that, I would go back to my old habits.
I think that it was hard to keep up with the demands of the project.
I really did miss that.”
Mark says that his co-stars were very good at keeping things moving.
Mark describes the show as an “unusual” experience.
Mark was in awe of what the actors were doing, and how the series was presented.
“They’re all really funny people, and everyone is really funny,” Mark says.
Mark admits that his biggest struggle with the series wasn’t with the characters, but with his role.
“I’ve always felt that the people who have done the best work on Southland television have always been people who are the most likable and the most authentic,” Mark explains.
Mark recalls working with the Southllanders in the early days of the TV series.
“When we were doing the show in the 70s, they were still being portrayed as racist and homophobic,” Mark recalls.
“We just didn’t know that was the case.
I didn’t really understand that they were homophobic, because that’s not what they were.”
Mark’s best work for the show was as an alcoholic, and says that the SouthLands character is a reflection of his own life.
“He’s a lot different from the person he is now, but I think he’s a reflection back to that time,” Mark continues.
“The show was a huge hit, and people still love the show.”
Mark also notes that the actors, who are all white, were able to make the show work.
“There were times where it wasn’t working,” he explains.
“At the end of the day, the actors did a great job.
They were just able to create a unique character that was very unique.”
Mark Wachtel, who plays the SouthLand Police Chief, says that he was very lucky to work alongside the South Lonesome Southlander.
“To get to be in the South Land of the 1970’s and not know anyone who was white and not being racially charged and not knowing that was a privilege,”