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One actor starts making silly faces in front of a camera, and an actress says to her producer - he's playing the camera; and later to him -you probably don’t wanna play the camera, ‘cause it’s supposed to be, y’know, real life.
What does that mean?
Jerezgirl, I've read it in one script and it is AE. Thanx for trying to help.
Does somebody know what that particular phrase means?
Could it be -don't take the camera just for yourself; you are not the only one who's being filmed? Just a wild gues...
Playing to the camera
Playing to the audience
All phrases relating to overblown attempts to gain publicity or popularity.