No exceptions. Not even if the juror is, ohmygodohmygodohmygod, Tom Hanks.
"I'll remind the prosecution that we all remember how good Philadelphia is. Please proceed."
You see, the thing about jury duty is any and every citizen can and will be called to serve it, from part-time janitors to full-time presidents. When Hanks got called in 2013, he actually decided to report for his citizen's duty rather than doing the celebrity thing and having his personal assistant try to figure out whom to pay off in order to get out of it, because by all accounts Hanks is, just, the best guy.
The trial went fine for about a week. Then, while on a lunch break, a member of the L.A. city attorney's office approached Hanks in a stairwell and proceeded to gush all over him about how thankful she was that someone of his stature would take time out of his busy schedule to perform jury duty, and holy wow Big was so great.
20th Century Fox
"So, can we do the song together, or would SAG have a problem with that?"