Mannequin Challenge: “Madam Secretary” Crew

By | 2016-11-23T18:53:23+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Challenges, Humor, In Culture, Stories, Video|0 Comments

Last week on Stand-In Central we touched on whether mannequins could do the jobs of stand-ins. It comes as a bit of a surprise that for the second week in a row, we are covering mannequins on Stand-In Central — in the form of the trend known as the “Mannequin Challenge.”

So far, students, sports teams, and celebrities have noticeably frozen in place in environments while a camera operator walks through the people capturing their amazing poses. To top it off, playing over the video is usually the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd.

Stand-In Central senior contributor Sara DeRosa found herself literally in the middle of a Mannequin Challenge video on the job of Madam Secretary, where she stands in (and photo-doubles) for the show’s lead actor, Téa Leoni. Below is the Madam Secretary Mannequin Challenge video involving cast and crew from the show — see if you can spot Sara amid the crew and her lookalike first-teamer.

A number of Mannequin Challenge videos were filmed on planes, so it’s extra special that the Madam Secretary video also was filmed on a plane — from what you could first tell!

Has your set done a Mannequin Challenge video? Were you involved as a stand-in in a Mannequin Challenge video? Share links to your videos below!

About the Author:

Ben Hauck (Editor, Stand-In Central) has stood in on a number of projects shot in the NYC area. In addition to day-playing, he has stood in on major projects for John Oliver (Last Week Tonight), Jason Bateman (The Longest Week, Disconnect, and The Switch), Jason Sudeikis (Sleeping with Other People), Seth Rogen (The Night Before), and Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie and American Odyssey). Ben is an actor and improviser, author of the 2012 book Long-Form Improv (Allworth Press), and host of The Acting Income Podcast.

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