Behind The Scenes on the set of THE MENTALIST.
Life of a Background Actor! Oh the things you find and see on TV Sets.
I found some interesting props ‘for sale’ at a Church Yard Sale in the scene I was working on at the Warner Brothers Ranch in Burbank one cold December day. The Props for the scene were really creepy to be found at a Church.
Some neglectful parent left “Mullet Baby” behind at my coffee cart.
The boxing gloves and mask were worn by Simon Baker during a take of one of a scene. He put them on and walked around in the distance at the Yard Sale. Unfortunately that take was not used in the final cut.
And then there were baby doll body parts at the yard sale. Fascinating and very creepy!
It really is fascinating to see all the thought put into what props make it on set. If I remember correctly, you never really saw any of this stuff up close in the episode except for the Trailer that Patrick Jane drives on/off screen.
This was from Season 6, Episode 13: Black Helicopters.