MAFS' Beck Zemek reveals truth behind dinner parties: 'A lot of acting'
She made waves as the outspoken bride on last year’s season of Married At First Sight, and now Beck Zemek has revealed what it’s really like behind the scenes of the show’s infamous dinner parties.
During an interview with So Dramatic! on Thursday, the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice contestant gave an insight into the surprising off-camera relationships between the cast members that viewers don’t get to see.
“You need to remember going into the dinner parties, [the participants] are pretending they don't know things that have happened,” she said.
“We all live on the same floor, we all talk to each other, we’re all sitting in tents ten minutes before we walk into the pre-party whispering to each other. Like, it's not as if we have never seen each other and we want to know what's going on. It is a lot of acting.”
Beck went on to share details about the often very tense car rides to the dinner parties, which are filmed at a warehouse in the Sydney suburb of Lilyfield.
“What people don’t see is that aircon messes with your microphone, so you actually have to sit in the car and drive around until they get enough shots and questions answered before you actually get to the warehouse,”
“By that time, especially because you’re filming at the end of summer, you are literally dripping of sweat.”
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Speaking about filming the commitment ceremonies with the experts, the reality TV star also explained that only a small portion of the actual drama makes it to air.
While viewers may only see a snippet of the conversations on the couch, Bec said they get about 40 minutes of couch time.
‘It's a very different experience for audiences’
Beck’s comments come shortly after experts Mel Schilling, Alessandra Rampolla and John Aiken spoke candidly with Yahoo Lifestyle about the filming process on MAFS and how much information they actually receive.
“We literally see what you see us see. So it’s dinner parties and commitment ceremonies,” Mel revealed.
“We go by the participant’s accounts of what happened during the week because we don't see footage,” Alessandra added. “We don't go to the weddings. We don't know how they got on. We see nothing of the honeymoons.
“We just observe the dinner parties and we make comments on that, and some of those things we’ll bring to the commitment ceremony if we want to clarify, or we just listen to what they have to say and what they choose to bring to the table.”
The sexologist went on to share that an interesting part of the series is that viewers often have more intel about the relationships than the experts.
“Audiences are watching and they have their opinions and they're very invested, but we have none of that information to add to our thought process or the opinions that we're going to get back,” she continued.
“So it's a very different experience for audiences watching the final result than it is for us going through the process of filming the series.”
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