But fun, said extra Dylan Benson, 21, of Gloucester.
“I sit in front of the audience, supporting the minister,” said Benson, adding that he and his fellow extras decided to take on roles of their own making. “I’m with the mother and the girlfriend. We made up our own characters.”
Although they don’t have speaking parts, the extras feel like they are part of the action.
“This was on my bucket list,” said John Forgione, 50, of Dracut, who just got laid off from his job as a paralegal. “I have a friend who’s a student and she told me they need extras.”
Instead of sitting behind a desk at work, he’s sitting in the mock jury box. “This is fun,” he said.