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Fangirly Burn Notice musing: Michael's/Jeff Donovan's scar...
OK, so I have a confession to make. I'm a scar person. I notice scars. I appreciate them pretty much the same way I appreciate any body modification - more so, sometimes, because they get the storyteller in me wondering how they happened - what the history behind them is, in a way I don't always do for tats or piercings.

So the whole way through the first couple of seasons of Burn Notice, I found myself fixating on Michael's scar. The fact that they actually *made* it a plot point (well, at least a characterisation point) meant I was reasonably primed to notice it whenever the left side of his face was in focus.

And every time, I found myself wondering if the scar was real. I figured it was probably makeup of some sort because I'm sure I remember reading somewhere that Jeff Donovan spent a lot of his early career modelling, and I suspect you probably couldn't model with a facial scar (although, hey, I may be totally wrong there).

But then someone posted this pic of Mr Donovan, and no, you can clearly see the scar there. Which not only makes me fangirl the gentleman in question even more, it also makes me dead curious to find out how he got it.

IMDB is silent on this matter... I wonder where else a crazed, compulsive fangirl could search for such information? To the Google-mobile, Batman!

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catcrazy5 From: catcrazy5 Date: January 18th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi -- I am currently watching S2 of Burn Notice from Netflix. [I came into the show late, only discovered it because of the guest spots by Michael Shanks.] I don't have a thing for scars, but was wondering about Jeffrey Donovan's and when I Googled it, your post came up.

I found this info in posts at both Yahoo Answers and TWoP:

JD got those scars when he was a kid (he has two; one on the right side of his forehead and one under his left eye). He and his brother were playing with their Matchbox cars. His brother was throwing one up in the air, trying to keep Jeffrey from getting it. As he tried to grab it from his brother while it was in midair, his brother pushed him and the car clocked Jeffrey in the face.
He had joked in an interview that he was afraid that the only reason he got the role on Touching Evil was because of the scar. His character had a scar from being shot in the head, so he thought the execs were just looking to save money on makeup.

The fourth season starts here this Thursday (the 21st). Yea! I see that you are in New Zealand. Will you be able to see it now too, or have to wait?
starfirenz From: starfirenz Date: January 19th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for that - yeah, I discovered this later on. Is it the fourth season, or just the second half of the third? My understanding was that the last episode, 3.09, was just the last one before the midseason hiatus, and that what's starting up this week in the states is the second half of the season?
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