Emmy Rossum said she thinks she knows the identity of the unnamed director.
Hollywood stars brought out the love for Lukas Gage after he posted a clip of an unnamed director talking smack about Gage’s apartment during a virtual audition.
ICYMI, on Friday, the young “Euphoria” actor took to his Instagram to share the awkward moment, captioning it “psa: if youre a s–t talking director make sure to mute ur mic on zoom mtgings.” He also shared it on his Twitter.
In the short clip, Gage can be seen preparing for the audition when the director is overheard telling a third person, “These poor people in these tiny apartments. I’m looking at his background, and he’s got his TV, and… “
Keeping his composure, Gage addresses the issue, saying, “Ooh, yeah not muted. I know it’s a s–ty apartment but that’s why give me this job and I’ll get a better one.”
As the director profusely apologizes, saying he’s “mortified,” Gage brushes it off effortlessly and says, “Listen, I’m living in a 4×4 box, just gimme the job and we’ll be fine.”
And the support was overwhelming, as Tinseltown’s brightest were astonished at the director’s rudeness, yet amazed at Gage’s grace.
Zelda Williams wrote, “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-a–hole) director’s looking that he’s also a delight to work with, funny, talented and a blast on set. Hire this man!”
Sophie Turner called the episode “f–ked up,” while her husband, Joe Jonas, said Gage handled it “like a champ.”
“Classy response Lukas 👌🏻 What an entitled a–hole, dm me who it was so I can make note not to ever work with that person,” posted January Jones.
“I dunno how you reacted so well lol,” wrote Patrick Schwarzenegger, as Cynthia Erivo shared, “On behalf of whoever that person was, I’m so sorry, that’s unacceptable. You handled that with total grace.”
Gage’s “Euphoria” co-star Barbie Ferreira commented, “YOU POSTED IT DJFJJFJR.”
Hollywood directors even chimed in, with Judd Apatow tweeting, “As a young man I would have dreamed of an apartment like this one. Look at that sweet flat screen! The guitar! The moldings!” and Charlie McDowell posting, “I can only imagine how bad this director’s movies are.”
Regarding the mysterious director, Gage joked that he would reveal the identity if the video received 100,000 likes.
Meanwhile, Emmy Rossum shared, “I think I know that voice. If it’s who I’m thinking, he asked me to ‘audition’ for him once. But not to read a scene. He said he knew I could act. Just to come into his office in a bikini and do a twirl. No joke. THAT was the ask. My reps said he wanted to know if I was ‘fat right now.’ I believe I told my agent, ‘Tell him no thank you and to go f–k himself.”
Keep reading for more responses to the viral clip, below.