Harry Hamlin wasn't supposed to touch the food on the table during the conference scenes on "L.A. Law," NBC's Emmy Award-winning 1986-94 legal series.
The sandwiches were strictly props. But Hamlin, who played attorney Michael Kuzak, the serious-minded youngest partner in the City of Angels' firm McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, had other ideas.
"If you go back and watch the pilot as the very first conference room scene ends, I reach over and pull a sandwich toward me," recalls Hamlin, who plays an ad executive on AMC's "Mad Men." The move was unexpected