When in full throttle, the classic Hollywood screamer cannot be neither stopped nor shamed. I once heard a story about a studio executive who screamed at someone’s assistant for a good five minutes before realizing he was in the wrong office — possibly even on the wrong floor. “Well, if you see her,” he yelled before stomping out, “tell her what I said!”
Screaming actors, it seems, can be easier to deal with, perhaps because they are not always famous for their brains. Many years ago, I read a story about how Roger Moore (a nonscreamer) took a younger actor aside and suggested he stop attacking everyone on the set. “I'm not in this business to win a popularity contest,” the screamer fumed. “I just want to be a good actor.”
“Well, you've failed at being a good actor,” Moore replied reasonably. “Why not try for the popularity contest?”
mercredi 3 août 2005
Cathy Seipp a quelques anecdotes sympas sur cet élément pittoresque de la sociologie d'Hollywood qu'est la tendance à vouloir affirmer son autorité (réelle ou fantasmée) en gueulant comme un porc.