…that haven’t come out yet. They are mostly movies and TV shows that have yet to be released. That seems quite a lot.

I have been really busy in the last few years, but when people ask which films I have been working on, I hum and hah and say, well, let me see, I have done x and y but they aren’t out yet. So it seems like I am bluffing or making it all up! When they all come out in a flurry, that’ll show them.

I have done, of course, some projects where I personally have ended up on the cutting room floor ie they ditched my part because maybe the episode/film was over-long, my bit was not necessary for the plot – or I was just rubbish, who knows? (not likely, I know – thanks for saying that).

Still, I am going to be a huge star in the next few months, honest (only joking, I’m not – but you get the idea). You often see this with Hollywood stars: for various reasons their films are delayed, held back, the studios are waiting for a strategic time to release them (maybe when the movie has just won an award, eg an Oscar), or maybe there are 2 big space-based comedies coming out at the same time and they don’t want the audience to have to choose between them. Sometimes there are legal wranglings, maybe an actor has walked out, or is sacked, or dies – or the early screenings reveal the plot doesn’t make sense and they have to do some reshoots / quick rewriting / insertion of additional scenes (that has happened with one of my films). So, there are all manner of reasons why a film might be delayed.

That’s one of the reasons why the studios are so cautious about any images/ on-set photos leaking out. They don’t want audiences to have seen all the costumes, actors, sets and spoilers YEARS before the movie comes out. In that case, people feel like they’ve kind of seen the movie, even though they haven’t, and can’t be bothered trekking out to an actual cinema to see it.

My Point is:

…So this is my point. Things take as long as they take (just call me Socrates/Aristotle for these earth-shattering philosphical insights) and we just have to be patient, both me and my public *hysterical laughter emoji* until they come out.

Sarah Lockett

Sarah Lockett is a former BBC News / Sky News anchor who currently presents a variety of content for corporate clients and delivers media training.
She has presented on BBC News and Sky News, plus reported for Channel Four News, 5 News, Reuters and others.
She now hosts webinars and conferences, chairs corporate/academic panel discussions, hosts award ceremonies and events. She writes, presents and produces training videos, as well as voiceovers (both factual and drama/comedy). She has written two books and is also working as an actor.

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