The unidentified director forgot to unmute himself whereas insulting the actor’s ‘tiny’ residence
For these of us who stay in home shares or one room studio residences, discovering an area to comfortably earn a living from home has been tough throughout coronavirus lockdown. It appears the tremendous wealthy – who’re spending quarantine of their mansions or at ‘virus-free’ retreats – haven’t any idea of this, as exemplified by a blunder shared by Euphoria actor Lukas Gage over the weekend.
Gage shared a clip of himself auditioning for a job over Zoom, with the caption: “psa if you’re a shit talking director, make sure to mute ur shit on zoom mtgings.” Within the recording, the director, who clearly doesn’t realise he’s unmuted, could be heard complaining: “These poor people live in these tiny apartments. I’m looking at his background and he’s got his TV and…”
The actor awkwardly interrupts, telling the director: “Yeah, mute it.” Making mild of the state of affairs, Gage provides: “I know it’s a shitty apartment, that’s why give me this job so I can get a better one.”
After Gage asks if he’s prepared for the audition to begin, the director replies: “Oh my god, I am so, so sorry Lukas.”
Lukas responds: “I’m living in a four by four box, it’s fine. Just give me the job and we’ll be fine.”
The clip ends with the director declaring that he’s “mortified” as somebody begins to giggle within the background. On the time of writing, the director – who has a British accent – is but to be recognized.
Different actors and celebrities have come out to precise their help for Gage. Regular Folks star Paul Mescal commented on Gage’s Instagram publish: “What the fuck.”
Director Remia Deleke stated: “Damn! This is the problem with people in power, they feel they can say whatever they want without consequence. Such a classy response Lukas! Much respect to you my dude!”
Actors are sometimes (not all the time however typically) handled like rubbish and brought benefit of as a result of “we’re just lucky to have a job” and “we’re gonna take the job anyway” and many others and many others. It’s very fucked up. https://t.co/z8YbVScAW3
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 21, 2020
Drag Race’s Vanessa Vanjie wrote: “Gag! Miss thang was reading in the Zoom call what a fucking mess lol I wanna see how cracked his face was when you were like, ‘Yeah I can hear ya’, lmaooo.”
Comic Billy Eichner stated on Twitter: “Actors are often (not always but often ) treated like garbage and taken advantage of because ‘we’re just lucky to have a job’ and ‘we’re gonna take the job anyway’ etc etc. It’s very fucked up.”
Others have questioned why the director even criticised Gage’s residence, which seems to be completely good and regular. Bella Thorne wrote: “Ur place looks nice?!?! What’s he expecting from a working actor?? Ur response is amazing.”
Knocked Up director Judd Apatow stated: “As a young man, I would have dreamed of an apartment like this one. Look at that sweet flat screen! The guitar! The moldings!”
Watch the awkward clip above.