Some weeks just seem like everything is about actors or singers hiding in the closet and I guess this is one of those weeks. When a movie is released there of course is a great deal of publicity done by the stars of the film. Well this film is no different, and actually may even be subjected to more publicity than is normal. So, on a publicity tour the actors are asked the same questions over and over and basically can just sleep through their responses. Almost every media outlet from the very biggest to the tiniest gets their chance at the actors. There are so many reporters and questions the actors get used to saying the same thing repeatedly, and a new angle can trip them up.
Such was the case this past week when a freelance reporter asked a question to an A list television but B list film actress about one of her cast mates. He asked the question in such a brilliant way that she didn't immediately realize that she had outed the B- list film actor, but B+ in name recognition.
The studio publicist did realize it immediately since they are paid to hopefully pay attention. A lock down of sorts occurred and the reporter wasn't allowed to leave until something could be worked out. There was no way this studio was going to have that information come out and of course not the actor or his people. Meanwhile, the actress wasn't all that freaked out about it, and said that everyone knew anyway so what was the big deal.
The reporter knew he had a goldmine and turned it into a nice healthy payoff, plus a whole bunch of other promises from everyone else which should make the reporter a tidy profit in work and money.