Zoom audition gets awkward after actor Lukas Gage hears director bad-mouthing him
A clip of an online audition went viral recently on social media after Euphoria actor Lukas Gage shared a recording of his virtual audition on Twitter, with a caption reminding a particular someone to mute their manure on Zoom meetings if they have nothing good to say:
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
The first few seconds of the video showed the actor looking well-prepared for his virtual audition for an undeclared role, making some quick fixes with the camera and with his hair. Except the unnamed director started mocking his apartment, completely forgetting to mute himself.
“These poor people live in these tiny apartments…”
“Like, I’m looking at his background, and he’s got his TV…,” the director said.
With complete class, the actor quickly responded by saying “Yeah, it’s a shitty apartment.”
“Listen, I live in a four-by-four box so just give me this job so I can get a better one.”
The director, realizing his Zoom microphone was in fact not muted, said “I’m so, so sorry. I’m mortified.”
Of course, Twitterverse quickly came to Lukas’ rescue:
The soul-sucking process actors go through to get work is more than I could ever handle. I can’t imagine getting rejected constantly, which I presume even the best actors must face all the time. Hat’s off.
— Jeff (@jwilson_detroit) November 21, 2020
He's got a fucking Bad Brains shirt on. That's automatic respect. I don't give two shits how big his apartment is.
— Knuckslovesmutts93 (@KnucksDeluxe) November 21, 2020
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) November 20, 2020
Since @lukasgage is going viral on film twitter for being the graceful, quick-thinking sweetheart he is, I’d like to add for any (non-asshole) director’s looking that he’s also a delight to work with, funny, talented and a blast on set. Hire this man! https://t.co/Sjai5jqury
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) November 21, 2020
Thank for you for posting this. We are all with you! You’re a class act and from the way you responded to this must be a joy to work with. Your apt looks pretty great to me and honestly, f that dude, he doesn’t deserve to work with someone like you
— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) November 21, 2020
the director when he found out vs. you pic.twitter.com/479se7a5r3
— moody (@charabrams) November 20, 2020
Twitter users continue to have theories on who the director might be, so we’ll have more tea in the coming days.