Right off the bat, it's worth pointing out that actor Lukas Gage has been in some pretty noteworthy stuff, for one, and two, that apartment looks quite nice.
Gage has starred in the likes of HBO's 'Euphoria', the stylish satirical thriller 'Assassination Nation', and more recently, the TV spin-off of 'Love, Simon' and the reboot of 'Veronica Mars'. Again, a working actor who has to go on auditions like all other actors via Zoom.
So when Gage is getting ready for his next audition, this happens.
psa if youre a shit talking director make sure to mute ur shit on zoom mtgings pic.twitter.com/PTgMZcRhEw
— lukas gage (@lukasgage) November 20, 2020
So, if you didn't catch that, the director immediately began with, "These people live in these tiny apartments, like I'm looking at his, y'know, background, and he's got his TV, and y'know..." Fair play to Lukas Gage, however, because he simply rolled with it. "Give me this job so I can get a better one," he began, before moving on with the whole thing.
Needless to say, the audition went viral and sparked off a number of questions as to the identity of the director. Other actors, as well, chimed in with support and their own stories as well. Rhea Seehorn from 'Better Call Saul' added that it wasn't a shitty apartment, nor should it matter in an audition.
W. Earl Brown, who starred in the likes of 'Deadwood', 'Preacher', and 'True Detective', shared his own story of a director, except it happened over e-mail. Other actors, like Rufus Sewell, January Jones, Lori Petty, Zelda Williams, Dule Hill, as well as the likes of Judd Apatow, Finneas, and many others.
The big question, naturally, is who the director is. A few names have been thrown out so far, but nothing solid as of yet and nothing confirmed. Whoever it was, it's a pretty shitty comment to make, especially when it's in the middle of an audition.