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Sep 13th
09:17 am
Two Entourage things  
On how Daryn Seigal came to play Zac's young fan in the Nike store and a tiny bit on what Zac was like:

Local actress on HBO
By Tirdad Derakhshani

Inquirer Staff Writer

Tomorrow's episode of HBO's Entourage has a local touch courtesy of Daryn Seigal of Washington Crossing. Daryn, who turned 11 yesterday, made her pro acting debut in a scene opposite one of her all-time idols, High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron.

"I got the chills and I got really nervous when he introduced himself," says Daryn. "He said to me, 'This is your first time acting, right?' "

It was. And her first time "was amazing," Daryn says. "It was just so cool."

Her dad, Scott Seigal, 42, said Daryn's part was written especially for her by his friend, show creator Doug Ellin.

"We've been best friends since our college days at Tulane," Scott says. "But he wasn't just doing me a favor. Daryn was good. . . . And Zac was a sweetheart to her."

Is Hollywood in Daryn's future? "I don't know," she says, laughing. "I've always loved acting."


The Bucks man behind Entourage
Bucks County Courier Times

You won’t find his name listed among the “Entourage” credits (although it has been mentioned on the show), but Washington Crossing resident Scott Seigal is among the most important behind-the-scenes players on the hit HBO comedy.

If Seigal doesn’t like something in the script, there’s a good chance it won’t make it onto the show.

“He reads every script before it airs,” says “Entourage” creator/executive producer/head writer Doug Ellin. “He’s probably the first person after the show’s inner circle who sees them.”

So is Seigal some highly respected Hollywood insider? A famous screenwriter?

Nope, just the vice president of sales at Bodek and Rhodes, a Philadelphia-based wholesaler of imprintable activewear.

Oh, and he also happens to be Ellin’s best friend.

The two attended Tulane University in New Orleans together two decades ago and have been inseparable since, talking, Seigal says, a hundred times a day. You get the idea he’s only slightly exaggerating.

Ellin and his family recently spent a few days at Seigel’s shore house in Ventnor.

“We’re like brothers,” Seigal says. “When he came up with the concept for the show, Lori (Seigal’s wife) and I flew out to L.A. when they shot the pilot. We’ve been to the red carpet premieres.

“There’s not a script that he’s writing that I don’t read. Literally everything he does, he bounces off me. I read as he’s writing and give my feedback, and he makes changes to the scripts based on my opinions.”

It was Seigal’s early access to the “Entourage” scripts that led to his 10-year-old daughter, Daryn, landing a job any young actress would salivate over — sharing an on-screen scene with “High School Musical” heartthrob Zac Efron.

When Seigal saw that Ellin had cast Efron in an episode of “Entourage,” he suggested working a character into the scene that his daughter could play.

“It’s fun to watch how it works,” Seigal says. “ ‘Oh, you’ve got Zac Efron? Write a scene for my daughter.’ And he figures out how to do it. He sent us a DVD of the actual lines, and we did a little audition tape and sent it to Doug, and he said she’d be perfect.”

The Efron episode of “Entourage” airs Sunday at 10:30 p.m.

“She was great, very natural, not overwhelmed by the situation at all,” Ellin says. “We auditioned a lot of people and she was the best one. It wasn’t just a favor.”


I will post the clip whenever it pops up on yt tonight. And if no one else uploads it, I'll get one up as soon as I can.
Mood: mellowmellow
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Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on September 13th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
I don't have HBO so I will have to catch it on YT or something.

I have Mad Men and the VMAs to watch.

also, :( Marblehead.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on September 13th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Mad Men repeats, cause I usually forget it the first time it is on.

I know re: Marblehead. Some might disagree with me, but I do think while it was charming, it wasn't really integral to the story. And the PNW will be a lovely substitute.
-Jo-: thanksgreenie_breizh on September 13th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for tonight's ep!
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on September 13th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
so excited for tonight!!!!!!!!!!

i'll obviously forfeit tennis if i have too LOL

and i am totally confused about the Marblehead location aspect of CstC??????

are they changing the setting????
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on September 13th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Based on the prop flag left in Gibsons over the weekend, yes they are moving the setting of the film to some small coastal town in Washington state.
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on September 13th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
thank you! it seems then they are definitely changing how the accident plays out......i really don't like that :(