Here's a closer look at one of the props used on Episode 2 of "Army Wives" Season 5 the pen the girls give Claudia Joy to celebrate her new job. What other Straight From the Set items have you spotted this season? View more behind-the-scenes photos here!
When one scene called for Sally Pressman’s character Roxy to eat cinnamon rolls, there was a little bit of a problem. In real life, Sally is a vegan and cinnamon rolls are usually filled with buttery goodness.
In last week's episode, Roxy LeBlanc snacks on cinnamon rolls — sounds delicious, right? The only problem is that the actress who plays Roxy, Sally Pressman, is vegan, which means she doesn’t eat any meat or animal by-products like eggs or dairy. The prop department has to have all food Roxy eats on screen made special for Sally’s dietary needs — and the yummy cinnamon rolls were no exception!
Luckily, the prop department found Kelly Kleisner, owner and founder of Mirabelle Bakery in Charleston, South Carolina. Kelly was happy to whip up a batch of vegan cinnamon rolls for the scene, and Sally liked them so much that she took all the leftovers home. Save some for us, Sally!
Emmalin Holden is now in college at Woodsen University. Never heard of it? That’s because the writers created the University, which meant the prop and set team had to make banners and logos to go with it! This photo is of an on-set extra sporting a specially made Woodsen hoodie.
What do you think Emmalin's college experience will be like?
Terry Serpico, who plays LT. Colonel Frank Sherwood on "Army Wives" is an actual Army brat himself! He also started his career as a stunt performer.
We Asked: You were an Army brat yourself and a stunt performer! How did your past prepare you for your role as Frank Sherwood and in what way?
Terry Answered: "Certainly, my having grown up on Army Posts around the world has informed my work as Ltc Sherwood. I have an intrinsic understanding of these men and women, their military decorum and behavior. I believe that the most influential element in terms of playing Frank, however, is my father. He is, was and always will be a soldier. I grew up with a man who shares his core values and love of the Army with Frank. My father and my character are duty bound to defend this nation and the families that call her home. I lace up my boots and the soldier within emerges. I'm quite spoiled actually.
As to my stunt experience... there is an unwritten clause in a stunt player's contract: The No Whining Clause. I try to employ that credo every day. If I'm going to pretend to be an officer, the least I can do is go about my job as an officer would; without complaint and with my mind on the mission.
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We got a close up view of the hat that Tanya gives to Molly in Episode 2. It says 23 because Frank is a member of the 23rd Airborne!
The props team is always busy working on the details. Which character do you think this stack of bills belong to? Hint: does the tablecloth look familiar? Keep your eyes peeled throughout the season to see if you guessed right!
Even though it’s a ton of fun, it’s also a lot of work being an extra on the set of “Army Wives.” Find out what the actors do at the end of a very long day in this video from the show’s costume room. If you were on “Army Wives,” what role would you play?
While filming, the “Army Wives” cast and crew are spotted all over Charleston, South Carolina! In this picture from set, we see a local sweet grass weaver who was hired to perform the 300-year-old tradition for a scene filmed in downtown Charleston. If “Army Wives” filmed in your hometown, what would you want to show the cast?
Things don’t always go smoothly on set! When one of the Army Wives has to prepare chicken for dinner the props department had to make a meat tenderizer in a pinch! Can you spot whose kitchen this is?
To shoot a scene, the principal “Army Wives” actors start their rehearsals on set. When they go off for touch-ups or to get dressed, a crew known as the 2nd Team stands in for the actors so that the Directory of Photography can light the set! Who do you think these 2nd Teamers are standing in for?