The Boston Globe
After 30 years on television, Scott Wahle knows what to do when the camera rolls. That’s probably why Boston Casting called the former WBZ-TV anchor when they needed someone to play a TV newsman in the Tom Cruise/ Cameron Diaz movie.
“It all happened in about 48 hours,” said Wahle, who was cashiered by the CBS-owned affiliate in May 2008. “I got the call, I auditioned, and then they called me and said I had the part.”
Wahle plays an MSNBC newsman reporting on the spectacular crash of a jetliner. Wahle, who’s done some stage work with the Reagle Players but never been in a movie, was told he’d have one line, but when he got to the set discovered he had a whole paragraph. “And then they said, ‘We’re shooting in five minutes,'” he said, laughing. “I had to learn it as fast I could. It was like I was a reporter again — I’ve got a live shot in five minutes.” More…