Some of the main contestants featured in “The Rehearsal” are now on Cameo, the app that lets fans pay celebrities for personalized videos.
In the HBO series, created by comedian Nathan Fielder, an individual tackles a difficult conversation using different sets, props and actors to mimic the real-life scenario.
Since its July 15 release, “The Rehearsal” has garnered mixed reactions from critics and fans, with some noting the exploitative nature of making real people’s issues fodder for entertainment.
Some subjects now making themselves available for custom Cameo videos include: Kor Skeete, a quiz player who was the subject of the first episode; her friend Trish (aka “Cheap Chick In The City”); Angela Sankovich, whose motherhood storyline takes up most of the show’s first season; Robbin Stone, whom Angela asked to co-parent her fake son, Adam; and Cantor Miriam Eskenasy, who gives Adam, the false son, a Jewish education at Fielder’s request.
Prices for each cameo vary. A Sankovich video, for example, costs at least $140, while one from Skeete costs at least $55.
The irony of interacting via video with a stranger whose fame came from this same premise hasn’t escaped fans of the TV show.
“Bruh I watched Angela from rehearsal to see if she actually had a cameo and turns out EVERYONE ON THE SHOW HAS A CAMEO,” wrote a Twitter user.
“Several people in rehearsal being in cameos have to prove they’re actors, right? Almost ruins the illusion too much” another Twitter user wrote.
“And who’s to say that Fielder himself isn’t behind these shenanigans?” said another Twitter user.