Celebrities are dashing to defend actor Lukas Gage, after a viral video confirmed an unnamed director mocking his residence throughout a Zoom audition.
On Friday, Gage, 25, who has appeared within the HBO present Euphoria and Veronica Mars posted the cringeworthy video on Twitter and Instagram. “Psa, if you’re a sh*t talking director make sure to mute ur sh*t on zoom [meetings],” he wrote.
Within the video, a British man may be heard saying, “These poor people live in these tiny apartments — it’s like I’m looking at his background and he’s got this TV and….” whereas Gage’s face falls.
“Yeah, I’m muted,” Gage solutions. “I know, it’s a sh*tty apartment. That’s why, give me this job, so I can get a better one. Alright, ready?”
“Oh my god,” says the person. “I am so, so sorry.”
“Listen, I’m living in a four-by-four box, it’s fine, just give the job and we’ll be fine,” Gage responds jokingly.
Twitter royalty confirmed as much as defend the actor. The 40-Yr-Outdated Virgin director Jude Apatow responded, “As a young man I would have dreamed of an apartment like this one. Look at that sweet flat screen! The guitar! The moldings!” Whereas Celebrity’s Molly Shannon wrote, “You handled that so well, Lukas. What a lousy thing of him to say. And here you are putting yourself out there for your audition. Vulnerable, wanting to get the part, etc.”
Patrick Schwarzenegger, the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, wrote, “I dunno how u reacted so well lol” and actress Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late actor Robin Williams wrote, “Since @lukasgage is going viral on film twitter for being the graceful, quick-thinking sweetheart he is, I’d like to add for any (non-a**hole) director’s looking that he’s also a delight to work with, funny, talented and a blast on set. Hire this man!”
Musician Joe Jonas, the husband of Recreation of Thrones actress Sophie Turner wrote, “Handled like a champ” whereas Madmen star January Jones commented, “Classy response Lukas. What an entitled a**hole, dm me who it was so I can make note not to ever work with that person.”
“Yeah mute it,” Dakota Fanning quipped. Wilmer Valderrama wrote, “You’re a class act. Onward this director officially has an expiration date.” And Oliver Hudson, the brother of Kate Hudson added, “This is amazing man..! Hahahha.”
Whereas some tried to guess the identification of the director, Shameless star Emmy Rossum had a guess, in response to In the present day: “If it is who I am pondering, he requested me to ‘audition’ for him as soon as. However to not learn a scene. He mentioned he knew I might act. Simply to come back into his workplace in a bikini and do a twirl. No joke. THAT was the ask. My reps mentioned he wished to know if I used to be ‘fats proper now.'”
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