What happens on the Call the Midwife season 8 set when the cameras are not rolling? We do think that we’ve got more insight on that now.
The image below comes courtesy of the show’s official Facebook page, and this one features Laura Main (Shelagh) and Leonie Elliott (Lucille) spending some time together in between filming takes. It’s a good example of some of the natural downtime that exists between takes. One of the best ways to describe filming a major show, regardless of where you’re filming or even the nature of the content, is a lot of “hurry up and wait.” Things sometimes happen really quickly when it comes to getting in costume and filming a number of different scenes, but then as soon as you rush on set and get prepared, sometimes you have to wait a few hours while another scene is getting set up. Filming days are long because there is so much that the crew has to do in order to make sure every little scene is perfect.
For a series like Call the Midwife, some of the work is even more intensive for a number of different reasons, mainly because you’re doing a period drama. Not only does everything need to be authentic for the particular period in which you’re filming, but you also need to be authentic for the specific class of characters you are showing. Call the Midwife is in many ways a blue-collar show, so doing things for some of these characters is going to be far and away different from what you would see on a series like The Crown.
New episodes of Call the Midwife season 8 will air starting in Christmas; the remainder of them will debut most likely in January in Great Britain and most likely the spring in America.
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