TV - Movies
Is The
Rehearsal's Kor
Skeete A Real
Person?
By JASON CONNOLLY
"The Rehearsal" follows Nathan Fielder's attempts to help real people rehearse uncomfortable life events or conversations that they have been dreading — using trained actors and elaborately constructed sets. In the very first episode, Fielder helps a man named Kor Skeete rehearse a confession in which he admits to his friends that he lied about having a master's degree.
The episode ends with Skeete confronting Fielder about the way he had meddled with Skeete's personal life, and this confrontation is so raw and dramatic that it got plenty of fans wondering whether Skeete is a real person or a paid actor. Skeete is in fact a real person: a bar trivia enthusiast from New York City who had to sign a non-disclosure agreement for the series.
Perhaps the most jarring reminder that Skeete is another human being and not simply a test subject comes at the end of the episode, after he has successfully confessed to his trivia partner that he lied about his degree. It's important to remember that the subjects within the "Rehearsal" are in fact real people, regardless of how absurd their rehearsed scenarios might get.