Published: Sun, November 22, 2020

Flat shaming: Actor overhears director criticize his 'tiny' apartment during Zoom audition

Flat shaming: Actor overhears director criticize his 'tiny' apartment during Zoom audition

And Gage could hear the conversation clearly as the British director wasn't on mute.

Lucas shared it on his Twitter account Clip The actor from the audition, who plays Tyler on the hit HBO series, can be seen preparing for his virtual audition when the director made harsh comments to a third person over the zoom. "Yeah I'm muted", he says with a slightly pained expression, adding: "I know it's a shitty apartment, that why [you should] give me this job so I can get a better one".

While some tried to guess the identity of the director, Shameless star Emmy Rossum had a guess, according to Today: "If it's who I'm thinking, he asked me to "audition" for him once". But not to read a scene.

Aceshobiz - One might need to know the exact design of the zoom in this new age where nearly everything was done. Just to get into his office in a bikini and make a fuss. No joke. THAT was the ask. The 40-year-old director of the virgin Judd Apatow replied: "As a young man I would have dreamed of an apartment like this".

In the comments on his Instagram video, we learned that Lukas did NOT get the part, but that he did land a role in a new project with Molly Shannon that is now filming in Hawaii!

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"I'm mortified", the director says as another voice, off camera starts to laugh in the background. It sounds great to me. "Look at that sweet flat screen!"

The number one rule, as we all know, is that it's best to just keep yourself on mute at all times that you're not contributing to the meeting. Wilmer Valderrama said, "You're a class act".

Fellow actors were quick to praise Gage for how he handled the situation.

Musician Joe Jonas, the husband of Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner wrote, "Handled like a champ" while Madmen star January Jones commented, "Classy response Lukas. Onward, this director officially has an expiration date".

Gage interrupted him and said that if he gets the part, maybe he can move to somewhere nicer.


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