And, as someone pointed out in the comments, who the hell else touts their projects with declarations about how sincere and genuine and real they're going to be? As opposed to what? When they've been something else? Have they been deceptive, manipulative assholes in other projects or something?
They always do this. Scott flops and twists and shifts like a fish on a dock, Tessa always goes where you just think if you pricked HER skin, the needle would break on the solid ice in her veins. The exceptionally weird in Scott's facial expressions are how tight and twisted his mouth is and he keeps trying to smile with it while keeping it tight and twisted.
|"It [documentary] hasn't changed anything."|
|"If anything, it has been a positive."|
The video started to cut when Scott started
scratching, hence the blur.
|"The most accurate view of our lives day to day."|
|"You see our home life, true Londoners."|
The "home life" part - boy.
|"We wanted our genuine selves to show through, and I think we.."|
|"We wanted to be open and honest."|
|Tessa talks school.|
Bear in mind they've known Pyette for years, and there's no "journalist" more harmless.
When, as here, they have trouble meeting each other's eyes, the lying must be EPIC. Here they mostly look at each other when the other isn't looking back, or has their eyes lowered.
|"It hasn't changed anything."|
|Did you shoot in London/Ilderton yet? asks Pyette.|
|"One with my family* and one with my buddies."|
|"Fun, fun shots there."|
Based on these screen caps, Scott can suck a lemon better than Pete Campbell.
If I were storyboarding these, Tessa has killed someone after wanting to do it for so long, she can't repress her excitement (her cat swallowed the canary expression), and Scott struggles to display sympathy towards the bereaved while distracted by fear that the body has surfaced in the marina.
*Not my daughter. This is just for family and friends. Me, Tessa, my brothers, my buddies, we'll try to melodrama Tessa up a bunch so nobody notices her side isn't parading around to the degree my side is doing it, and sightings of the person social media believes is my girlfriend plus I'll talk about Tessa's hypothetical boyfriend PLUS the rural parts of Ontario, i.e., the Ingliss place, but not my kid, because she has nothing to do with any of this. She's too important. I'm sure she'll work that out. With her therapist. Or drug dealer. Or favorite bartender."
"Family" to Scott still rolls off his tongue easily as meaning his parents and his brothers. They're not compartmentalized. From the day she was born his child was a compartment. A freaking compartment.
They might be tired but both of them seem to have issues with opening their eyes. There's a ton of side eye under lowered lids - with Tessa it's more pronounced, but if you wade through Scott's tics, it's with him too. I don't think I've ever seen him lick his lips and twist his mouth this much in an interview. All he needed was a handkerchief to mop his brow.
P.S. I took the pregnancy comments/hijack off the comments section of this post. It's been discussed elsewhere on the blog many times, for one, for two the comments section isn't the place for someone to have a conversation with themselves, which is what happens when someone makes up what the blog is saying how it knows something, and then refutes it, and three, the comments section isn't the place for any participant to demand the blog convince them personally. The comments section of this post is done with that tangent.
From the web on how to spot a liar:
In the most important interviews of their careers Gary Condit sucked in his lips and stuck out his tongue, Bill Clinton touched his nose about every four minutes and Enron's Ken Lay overacted and was over confident. In these public moments they gave us nonverbal cues that they were lying. They lost their credibility.
Mind Your Mouth - Mouth, Lips, and Tongue Cues
Be careful of pursing or licking your lips. Condit pursed his lips and sucked them inward more than 14 times in his famous 2002 television interview with Connie Chung. This can indicate extreme anxiety, withholding information and withholding aggression. Tight lips indicate you may be planning to keep the truth in. If you actually suck the lips part way in, you may be withholding anger. When you are nervous, your mouth becomes dry, and you lick your lips and swallow as you struggle to find the right words to say.
People tend to look up to the right to visualize or create a new response or down to the right to create the sounds of a new response. We recall information that occurred in the past by looking up to the left or down to the left. Spot a liar by listening for pauses and right eye movement. Be credible by answering spontaneously.This interview can be repurposed as a training video for people in the spot-a-liar business. Usually training videos feature stilted actors, and Scott and Tessa are doing the job in that department too.
And what are they lying about? Their intentions (we wanted to be open and honest), and their real feelings about the show, is my guess.
I also read today how a lie involves two factors: intent, and failure to notify the other person.
No matter how Tessa spins it, and she certainly seems to set a lot of store by the veil of marketing, storytelling and performance, what she and Scott are doing is lying, and marketing a lie. There's no euphamism available, nor spin. They're not performing. They're not being characters.
In his write-up, Pyette put much of the information in quotes, thus reporting what Scott and Tessa say, not reporting in his own voice. That's how it's done.
I also found this:
Great material on lying
This is another, and even better, website discussing lying tells and the biomechanics of lying tells, and it's no surprise that Scott gives a comprehensive illustration of the major tells in the video above, but it's also striking how completely Tessa's customary way of parrying during an interview reveals somebody keeping the truth at bay. The article gets very detailed and Tessa is an almost pitch-perfect model.