Echo Lawrence - November 25, 2020
The big viral story that's going around right now is surrounding a virtual Zoom call Audition that actor Lukas Gage had with a director named Tristram Shapeero. The video starts off with Lukas, who you might recognize from the HBO show EUPHORIA, preparing to begin his audition for a new role.
The director can be heard basically saying that he feels bad for people like Lukas who live in tiny apartments. It's pretty hilarious and super cringe and you may have seen it already, but here is the original video that the actor tweeted as a warning to other Boomer directors to mute their mic before talking shit.
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 actors Euphoria cast-mates flooded twitter with comments supporting Lukas and pointing out how cool, calm and collected his reaction to the shit talking was. The iconic actor Leslie Jordan came through with some kind words for the actor and complimented him in the best way ever by saying he's "shitting in high cotton and doesn't even know it".
— lukas gage (@lukasgage) November 23, 2020
The funniest thing about all of this is apparently some journalist (I'm paraphrasing here) approached the director asking him to apologize for what he said, to which he said something along the lines of "I have nothing to apologize for" - fast forward like a day and the guy is apologizing publicly to Lukas via an OPEN LETTER. Biggest flip-flopper award goes to Tristram Shapeero! He had no problem talking his shit until everyone made a big deal about it and now he's sorry.
Emmy Rossum also wanted in on the drama: