Well that was awkward. Euphoria Star Lukas Gage overheard a rude director criticize his tiny apartment before a virtual audition, and decided to let others see the awkward moment.
The 25-year-old actor, who has also had recurring roles on shows. With love, Victor Y American vandal, posted a clip of the tense exchange on social media, writing, “psa: if you’re like ** t talking director, make sure you mute the mic on zoom changes 😝”
In the clip, Gage is adjusting his camera when he hears the voice of a British director say, “These poor people live in these little apartments. I’m looking at their backgrounds and he has his television and you know …”
At this point, Gage smiles and makes it clear that he can hear the director saying, “You haven’t muted the sound. I know it’s a great apartment. So give me this job so I can get a better one. Okay, done. ? “
The director tries to recover and responds, “My God, I’m so sorry, Lukas.”
“Listen, I’m living in a 4X4 box, that’s fine. Just give me the job and we’ll be fine,” Gage replies kindly, smiling.
“No, I’m mortified,” says the director before the clip ends.
The post was quickly received with the support of some of Gage’s famous friends.
Joe Jonas commented, “handled like a champ 👍”, and actress Molly Shannon wrote, “You handled it so well, lukas. What a lousy thing of him to say. And here you are exposing yourself for your audition. Vulnerable. Wanting to get the one. piece, etc … ”
Robbie Amell wrote, “Wow! Well handled man. I hope you have it too,” and Cynthia Erivo agreed, writing: “On behalf of whoever that person was, I’m so sorry, that’s unacceptable. You handled it with total grace. ♥ ️ ”
Maude Apatow wrote: “Lukas, I can’t”, adding: “I can’t breathe.”
Joy Star Jenna Ushkowitz urged Gage not to work with the director, no matter what happened to the audition, commenting, “Honestly. You’re a hero. And don’t work for that guy.”
Crazy men Star January Jones praised Gage, writing: “Classy Response Lukas 👌🏻 What a titled idiot, tell me who he was so I could take note of never working with that person.”
Jones also said he had an assumption about the director’s identity when Gage teased that he would reveal the name after the post earned 100,000 likes.
Shameless Star Emmy Rossum shared her own story, thinking that she too had identified the director in question.
“I think I know that voice. If that’s who I’m thinking of, he asked me to ‘audition’ for him once. But not to read a scene. He said he knew he could act. Just to walk into his office in a bikini and make a spin. No kidding. That was the question. My reps said they wanted to know if I was “fat right now.” I think I told my agent, ‘Don’t thank him and fuck off.’ .