I'm Wil. I'll be playing the part of the Orange X.

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    When we shoot a TV show or a movie, we often have to cheat our looks closer or farther away from the camera during our closeups.

    Most of the time, the place we're supposed to look is marked with a piece of tape, like an orange X, for example.

    When we shot the "showdown" sequence on Leverage, Aldis and I both had to cheat our looks on most of the shots, but there was one set up where I was able to stand just to the side of the camera for him. We were feeling silly that day, so I grabbed some tape and put an orange X right on my forehead.

    "Hi, I'm Wil, and I'll be playing the part of the Orange X," I told him.

    We all laughed, and I spent several minutes describing the different choices I make for different colors of tape.

    "Playing the Red X is very different from playing the Blue X, and though I've tried my best, I've never really been able to nail playing a Green X."

    (Thanks to Marc Roskin, who took this picture with his iPhone and e-mailed it to me.)

    Carol Fil, Sara 013, sorakirei, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. TyneWear-Rob 68 months ago | reply

      I'm sensing that Mr OrangeX is a little more aggressive than Mr GreenX?

    2. fr4ct4l 68 months ago | reply

      Haha! Orange X looks rather serious to me.

    3. hrkittredge 68 months ago | reply

      You are too funny Wil Wheaton!

    4. devlyn 68 months ago | reply

      I work just down the road from there... I think you're doing a very convincing portrayal of an orange x. The black x is the hardest one for me.

    5. The Elder Dan 68 months ago | reply

      I've always thought that someday, just the right Green X script will come your way and it will be a really transformative experience for you.

    6. Rocket_Jaz 68 months ago | reply

      It's a good color on you too, Wil. So win-win all around.

    7. EOS Boy [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Hang on, Marvel Comics just called and said they'd like you to star in a new feature film about The Orange X(Men).

      :-)

    8. mickyd2009 68 months ago | reply

      There's a Method to your madnesx.

    9. etherlad 68 months ago | reply

      Man, the best I've been able to do is a Y. Xes are beyond me.

    10. Paxton Holley 68 months ago | reply

      Just saw the episode tonight. Loved it! Hope you return to the show at some point! You make a great foil for Hardison.

    11. Funkomaticphototron 68 months ago | reply

      Just finished watching Leverage (ala TiVo). It's a good show. Nice job playing Hardison's nemesis. I didn't recognize you right away. (SAH)

    12. sorakirei 68 months ago | reply

      Thanks for posting this picture. I totally would have missed a fantastic episode staring you. *laughs* Great stuff!

    13. u66fjp9gnmoyfr9lmmx 68 months ago | reply

      Do I remember it wrong, or isn't Mr Orange X the one who gets shot in the guts and spends a lot of time bleeding?

    14. Perry G 68 months ago | reply

      Of course, your role on Teen Titans was NOT the Red X.

    15. linseykathleen 68 months ago | reply

      Am I the only one who saw this and thought of Sesame Street?

    16. Daz71 68 months ago | reply

      I'm not sure if you simply haven't downloaded properly or if it's "Click X to close Wil."

    17. Dysonstarr 65 months ago | reply

      Hmmmm.........I'm not sure, but it appears that you are a "marked" man. LOL! Yeah, cheezy I know............but I couldn't resist.

    18. JamesLongPDX 65 months ago | reply

      Holy crap! That's next to my old apartment building! but that was long ago. I shoulda been a gaffer...

    19. Rachelle Rene' 58 months ago | reply

      WHAT??? You were in my hood and I didn't know it? -shakes head-
      Your F*cking show was sold out. GODS you piss me off!

    20. Zongar 56 months ago | reply

      Careful Wil, teasing the man with the optical laser sights isn't going to get you anywhere.

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