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You use off-screen to refer to the real lives of film or television actors, in contrast with the lives of the characters they play. ⇒ He was immensely attractive to women, onscreen and offscreen. ⇒ Off-screen, Kathy is under the watchful eye of her father Terry.
Off-screen is also an adjective. ⇒ They were quick to dismiss rumours of an off-screen romance.