Actor: Is Grassie reading the script, over there? Hasn’t she learned her lines yet?
Actor (Blan): You’re guest cast, right?
Actor: Right . . .
Actor (Blan): Well, Grassie has the most lines, and the hardest, in every script. She learns all the rest of our lines too, so she won’t miss a cue.
And she’s never allowed to fudge her lines, or improvise. She has to deliver the whole thing, word-perfect, as-is. So she reads lines on all her downtime. Lunch break. Makeup. I don’t know when she sleeps, honestly.
Actor: But isn’t the point of her character that she gets everything wrong?
Actor (Blan): Yes, but it has to be exactly the right wrong, or the show won’t be funny.