"If you ever see a party or dancing or celebration scene, I can almost guarantee you that that was NOT FUN to shoot, mostly for the background actors.
I'll tell you a bit about my day/night/eternity on the set of Suits during a wedding reception scene. It was nearing wintertime in Toronto, my first day of extra work, and I arrived at the fancy hotel for the shoot at 12:00 noon. I was herded curtly into a holding room packed with extras, and my phone was taken away (because Meghan Markle, I guess). I was strapped into ill-fitting heels, pushed into a seat, and told to wait. During this time, phoneless, the background actors discussed background work and the general message that I got was 'it's worth it for the free food'.
Around 4:00pm we were called to set, which was freezing, for the ceremony scene. The extras were yelled at and talked down to and the AD's rolled their eyes while we froze and watched the real actors don blankets and parkas between takes. Finally it was time to eat! Imagine my excitement after all that food talk earlier. Only, the food was shit."