Locals take jobs as extras in movie

Locals take jobs as extras in movie

There are 270 comments on the Cedartown Standard Plus story from Jun 17, 2011, titled Locals take jobs as extras in movie. In it, Cedartown Standard Plus reports that:

Julie Collum, Rockmart, is shown with her children Morgan and McKinley. They will be in Cedartown Wednesday, June 22, during filming of the new movie, "Jayne Mansfield's Car." slideshow Julie Collum and children Morgan, 11, and McKinley, 8, Rockmart, have been chosen as extras in Billy Bob Thornton's new movie, "Jayne Mansfield's Car." They will be ...

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Firefighter

United States

#21 Jun 26, 2011
Im sorry but I have to disagree with you. I know plenty of autistic children and they dont act as everyone described, too many times these disabilities are used as excuses for poor parenting abilities. That's your reasoning behind the childs behavior, what's your excuse for the mothers behavior?

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wasthere

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#22 Jun 26, 2011
SadSituation wrote:
Seems to me that the only problem that child has, is having her for a mother. Hate to say that, but if my child acted that way in public, well, let's just say my child would never act that way in public. And From what I read, the truck wasn't even hers to begin with. I think it belonged to her husband's oldest son or something. She obviously has issues and is passing them down to her kid. It's just a sad situation. Seriously, who lets their kid flip them off and cuss, much less threaten to kill people. Maybe "laughingoutloud" had a point about the director taking them out of the film. I don't see how they would want to work with people like that. Either way, it's just sad to know that a kid has no direction or proper parenting. She should really reevaluate her life and parenting skills. Not being mean, but if my husband just died, a movie would be the last thing I would think about. I don't think I could stop crying long enough to film. Just saying, that's me personally.
I have to agree with you, if my husband just passed, the last thing I would want to do is be an extra in a movie. I was there also, she certainly did not seem to be grieving over the loss of her husband, she was having a good old time, trying to get attention at every turn, and eating all the catered food like she had never had anything to eat. And, yes making demands on the makeup and hair people, just like someone else stated. Also if the excuse for her sons behavior was autism, then what was the excuse for the daughters behavior??? Everyone noticed these two unruly children and the mother, being so rude to the people who worked hair and makeup. I believe the problem with the children is the mother. She obviously is starved for attention.

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mom

Rome, GA

#23 Jun 26, 2011
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I have to agree with you, if my husband just passed, the last thing I would want to do is be an extra in a movie. I was there also, she certainly did not seem to be grieving over the loss of her husband, she was having a good old time, trying to get attention at every turn, and eating all the catered food like she had never had anything to eat. And, yes making demands on the makeup and hair people, just like someone else stated. Also if the excuse for her sons behavior was autism, then what was the excuse for the daughters behavior??? Everyone noticed these two unruly children and the mother, being so rude to the people who worked hair and makeup. I believe the problem with the children is the mother. She obviously is starved for attention.
Maybe she needs REAL friends, ya think? Try being nice to others instead of tearing them down in public. Your behavior is no better than hers really! I don't want to imagine what she's been thru so I'll be the last to criticize her.

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skeeter

Cedartown, GA

#24 Jun 26, 2011
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I have never been more embarrassed to live in this community than now.
Do you people making these comments have no compassion? First, who gave you the right to air this family's dirty laundry, assuming any of this is even true?
Second, from what I know about this family, the son has autism. If you are as completely ignorant as you sound, I suggest googling autism and learning a little about how it affects a person. Even more reason to have some commpassion for this mother! I'm sure his behavior is as you described it but instead of judging this family I encourage you to look inside yourself and judge yourself for what you said. I'm more critical of adults who are rude and inconsiderate than I am of young children and parents who may have their hands full.
I am asking that this entire conversation be removed. I do know the family is out of town, most likely trying to regain some sense of a normal life. When you have children, life doesn't stop to allow you to grieve for the loss of a family member. I'm sure her motivation was to create a great memory for her children, just like others who were involved in the movie.
I have to wonder what this mom and her family have done to deserve being attacked! geeesh, she just lost the father of HER children!
Move then!!!

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FYI

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#25 Jun 26, 2011
mom wrote:
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Maybe she needs REAL friends, ya think? Try being nice to others instead of tearing them down in public. Your behavior is no better than hers really! I don't want to imagine what she's been thru so I'll be the last to criticize her.
For your information we all did try being nice to her, and the children, she was the one who was very unfriendly to everyone, and just as someone stated previously, acted as though she was a star, to good to speak to any of the other extras, so maybe her attitude is the reason she doesn't have any "Real" friends as you put it. As far as the boy being autistic, I have a close friend who has an autistic son, and he does not curse, flip birds, and threaten to kill his mother. I think this child has been raised around all of this and that's why he cusses, flips people off etc. So if you weren't there, and didn't see all of her actions maybe you shouldn't comment!

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jenny craig

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#26 Jun 26, 2011
wasthere wrote:
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I have to agree with you, if my husband just passed, the last thing I would want to do is be an extra in a movie. I was there also, she certainly did not seem to be grieving over the loss of her husband, she was having a good old time, trying to get attention at every turn, and eating all the catered food like she had never had anything to eat. And, yes making demands on the makeup and hair people, just like someone else stated. Also if the excuse for her sons behavior was autism, then what was the excuse for the daughters behavior??? Everyone noticed these two unruly children and the mother, being so rude to the people who worked hair and makeup. I believe the
problem with the children is the mother. She obviously is starved for attention.
From the looks of the picture they put in the paper, the mother and the children look like they haven't missed any opportunity to eat, you know they were gonna take advantage of all the free food. Im sure she's some big movie star now cause all of this.

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intheknow

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#27 Jun 26, 2011
I've known her my whole life,and she's always been snoody and acted stuck up, a real b!tch !!!

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ummmm

Cedartown, GA

#28 Jun 26, 2011
unreal wrote:
Sounds like some jealous nags here.
ummmm jealous of what?

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wth

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#29 Jun 26, 2011
FYI wrote:
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For your information we all did try being nice to her, and the children, she was the one who was very unfriendly to everyone, and just as someone stated previously, acted as though she was a star, to good to speak to any of the other extras, so maybe her attitude is the reason she doesn't have any "Real" friends as you put it. As far as the boy being autistic, I have a close friend who has an autistic son, and he does not curse, flip birds, and threaten to kill his mother. I think this child has been raised around all of this and that's why he cusses, flips people off etc. So if you weren't there, and didn't see all of her actions maybe you shouldn't comment!
I was there as an extra as well. She was perfectly nice to me and just so you know, there were other kids acting up as well. there was an 11 year old girl and a 14 year old girl who thought they were too good to wear what they had been fitted for. Now THOSE girls thought they were too good for anyone. Those girls and their mother demanded that the wardrobe be changed for them.

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people are idiots

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#30 Jun 26, 2011
And that's exactly why movie producers and actors, hell even everybody else, looks at these idiots as dumbasses. I guess they didn't realize that it was a privilege to be an extra in this movie, not a right. That's the reason they hardly ever use small towns in the first place

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“Taste great in milk!”

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#31 Jun 26, 2011
What, there were'nt any mexicans to snag the extra jobs.
JRB

Rockmart, GA

#32 Jun 27, 2011
SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JEALOUSE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT INVITED TO THE PARTY ??

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cwbrlb

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#33 Jun 27, 2011
JRB wrote:
SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JEALOUSE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT INVITED TO THE PARTY ??
Hey retard read all the posts......the people commenting were extras too..... and they were all there!!!

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spellchecker

Cedartown, GA

#35 Jun 27, 2011
JRB wrote:
SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JEALOUSE BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT INVITED TO THE PARTY ??
Learn to spell*******it's "Jealous", not "Jealouse"!

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beenthere

Cedartown, GA

#36 Jun 27, 2011
Should have seen the look on this lady,s face when she was told that they might could use her truck the last day of shooting but-SHE-was not needed.She seems nice enough but did seem to take being an extra a little too far.

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SoundsBad

Rockmart, GA

#37 Jun 27, 2011
Ok, so her husband just passed away, she was in a movie where she "acted like a diva" and then she went out of town. Her son supposedly has autism. I know an autistic child. They have communication problems. Obviously this child can communicate just fine if he can cuss and flip people off and threaten to kill people. I really don't wanna say this, but it's probably just a scam so she can get a check from the government. And she has failed to mention anything about the other son that was her husband's and not hers? Does not sound like she is grieving too much. Sounds like she is enjoying the "millions" her late husband left behind lmao. She might have cut his eldest son out of the picture so she can keep it all for herself. From this side, she sounds like a money hungry, attention seeking, devious person.

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youaresoright

Cedartown, GA

#38 Jun 27, 2011
SoundsBad wrote:
Ok, so her husband just passed away, she was in a movie where she "acted like a diva" and then she went out of town. Her son supposedly has autism. I know an autistic child. They have communication problems. Obviously this child can communicate just fine if he can cuss and flip people off and threaten to kill people. I really don't wanna say this, but it's probably just a scam so she can get a check from the government. And she has failed to mention anything about the other son that was her husband's and not hers? Does not sound like she is grieving too much. Sounds like she is enjoying the "millions" her late husband left behind lmao. She might have cut his eldest son out of the picture so she can keep it all for herself. From this side, she sounds like a money hungry, attention seeking, devious person.
I believe you've just hit the nail right on the head!!!

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compassionate

Rome, GA

#39 Jun 27, 2011
SoundsBad wrote:
Ok, so her husband just passed away, she was in a movie where she "acted like a diva" and then she went out of town. Her son supposedly has autism. I know an autistic child. They have communication problems. Obviously this child can communicate just fine if he can cuss and flip people off and threaten to kill people. I really don't wanna say this, but it's probably just a scam so she can get a check from the government. And she has failed to mention anything about the other son that was her husband's and not hers? Does not sound like she is grieving too much. Sounds like she is enjoying the "millions" her late husband left behind lmao. She might have cut his eldest son out of the picture so she can keep it all for herself. From this side, she sounds like a money hungry, attention seeking, devious person.
You may be absolutely right, but why does it matter to the extent of bashing her and her family on here? What is wrong with our kids? Look in the mirror!!!

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SoundsBad

Rockmart, GA

#40 Jun 27, 2011
What is wrong with "our" kids is mother's like her. I don't have kids so I don't have to worry about setting a good example, so I don't need to "look in the mirror", she does lol. I call it like I see it. And you are just blind to think that every person in this world is good and deserves respect. I haven't bashed her family first of all. I've only made assessments about HER based on the information at hand. I made one statement about her son's "autism". I hope like hell he's not autistic. Real autism is serious and has many challenges. But if he can cuss and flip birds, that sounds like a parenting problem, not a brain development problem. Quite frankly, I feel sorry for him. He is very misguided. I feel very sorry for the eldest son. It appears that he got shafted!!! And so what I said some "mean things" look at how she acted. I hope she reads this and has a wake up call to change her ways, but it probably won't happen since you can't just magically develop a conscience. She sounds like a psychopath to me and obviously to a lot of other people on this forum. And don't sit back there with a self-righteous attitude like you've never talked bad about anyone. You're probably bad mouthing me right now LOL!!! But at the end of the day they are all just opinions and everyone is entitled to them.

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woo woo woo

Cedartown, GA

#41 Jun 28, 2011
wasthere wrote:
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I have to agree with you, if my husband just passed, the last thing I would want to do is be an extra in a movie. I was there also, she certainly did not seem to be grieving over the loss of her husband, she was having a good old time, trying to get attention at every turn, and eating all the catered food like she had never had anything to eat. And, yes making demands on the makeup and hair people, just like someone else stated. Also if the excuse for her sons behavior was autism, then what was the excuse for the daughters behavior??? Everyone noticed these two unruly children and the mother, being so rude to the people who worked hair and makeup. I believe the problem with the children is the mother. She obviously is starved for attention.
Someone said, she's in Disney World, now! No time for grieving for her, makes you go ummmm...

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