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    What Secrets And Stories Do You Have From Being A Movie Extra?

    Let's learn about the "magic" of Hollywood.

    I've always imagined that being an extra in a film must be pretty cool, but I'm sure there's a lot of stuff I don't know that makes the job waaaay different than expected.

    Universal Pictures

    So if you've ever been a movie extra, I would love to know what secrets and stories you have from your experience.

    Netflix

    For example, maybe you were working on a shoot for over eight hours on a hot day and passed out from the heat.

    The CW

    Or maybe you saw another extra get fired for posting a selfie from the set.

    Freeform

    Or perhaps you were promised free food after a grueling shoot and when the time came, the food was actually garbage.

    HBO

    Or maybe you were filming in the freezing cold and between takes, lead actors got blankets and you had to continue standing there in the cold.

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    Tell us what it was really like to be a movie extra! Share all of your stories and secrets and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!