Actor Ted Danson was stunned when he first landed a role in TV drama DAMAGES - because the creators of the show insisted he took drama classes.
The former Cheers star was initially shocked by the request but now feels the decision gave him the chance to hone his acting skills.
He says, "The night before we started shooting the pilot, they said, 'Hey, we have this acting coach that we'd love you to go see.' I thought, 'Oh my God, they've seen my work.'
"I went and it turned out to be the biggest gift in the world; this guy is amazing. He really changed things around for me."