Lukas Gage, the actor who went viral final yr when he shared a Zoom audition video through which a director was caught on a sizzling mic disparaging his house, says he hasn’t heard straight from the TV helmer since that fateful day.
On Wednesday’s version of Andy Cohen Reside on SiriusXM, Cohen requested Gage, whose credit embrace Euphoria and White Lotus, about the incident, through which the unmuted director stated, “These poor people live in these tiny apartments. Like, I’m looking at his background, and he’s got his TV…”
“I didn’t hear anything from him personally,” Gage stated of the video’s aftermath.
“Wow, that’s interesting,” Cohen replied conspiratorially.
As Cohen had alluded to when he introduced up the incident, the director, Tristram Shapeero, did issue a mea culpa on Deadline after the video went viral. Shapeero additionally apologized throughout the Zoom when Gage identified that he wasn’t muted.
Representatives for Shapeero did not instantly reply to EW’s request for remark on Gage’s remarks.
Cohen additionally requested Gage why he had a replica of the video in the first place, and the actor defined that in the COVID-19 pandemic, everybody needed to self-tape auditions on their very own units in case they have been wanted later.
“So luckily for this, I had it on film, and [there have] been much worse things that have happened to me in an audition room,” Gage stated. “This one just happened to be on camera.”
When it got here to posting the clip on Twitter, Gage stated he received a push from Molly Shannon, his White Lotus costar. “It wasn’t all Molly Shannon, but I already had the idea,” he stated. “I just thought it was so funny and I had it lingering on my phone, but I was kind of scared. I didn’t want to get canceled for posting it, but I was just like, people are going to relate to this. It’s funny. It’s ridiculous.”
He continued: “I was having some drinks with Molly and we were talking about our worst audition stories, and I showed her this video and… she just basically told me you have to post it. I mean, actors will relate to it. And then I woke up from a nap and I had like 50,000 friend requests and like 300 missed calls and thought I’ve ruined my life, but it was great.”
Requested for extra audition horror tales, Gage recalled one from his teenage years. “I remember going to a commercial audition — this one sticks out to me — and them telling me I needed to get a nose job and lose 15 pounds when I was like 18, and feeling like, ‘Why am I doing this to myself?'” he stated. “I stopped auditioning for commercials shortly after that.”
Watch the video above for extra from Gage.