Throughout the first, second, and newly third season of House of Cards, produced under Netflix, protagonist Francis Underwood often "breaks the fourth wall" and speaks directly to the audience rather frequently. This also famously known to be done in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off as well.
Often times in House of Cards, Francis would turn and speak to the audience mid-conversation or after a big event. While he is doing this, does the conversation stop around him and does time stop? This question has been haunting me since I have started watching the series.
Does time stop in other uses of the breaking of the fourth wall in other movies and TV examples as well?