Skip to comments.Man answers cell phone twice during local show, told off by famed "Star Wars" actress
Posted on 04/23/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT by TSgt
A man learned the hard way that you dont take a cell phone call when Princess Leia is preforming.
Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, had her one-woman performance of Wishful Drinking interrupted twice (you read right, twice) Saturday at the Victoria Theatre by a cell phone user.
A man near the front row apparently couldnt resist the urge to answer two calls.
Fisher laughed it off when the man answered the phone in the shows first act, asking if his wife was in labor or something, Diane Schoeffler-Warren, a spokeswoman for the Victoria Association, said.
She was not in a laughing mood when he answered it again in the second act, Warren said.
The man left the theater with Fisher and her sharp tongue on his heels.
She told him how rude he was, Warren said. She handled it with humor, but at the same time, she called him out.
To Fishers apparent surprise, the man later returned to his seat, another audience member told me.
After the show, Fisher said that was the most disrespectful thing shed ever experienced at a performance, Warren said.
Warren found the whole thing puzzling.
It is so obnoxious that someone thinks they are so important that they have to answer their cell phone at a show that other people paid to see and that they paid to see. And to do it twice, Warren said. I dont know any one that important.
This isnt the first time noise at a performance has caused controversy in recent months.
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Neal Gittleman bounced a wailing baby from a performance in January.
A crying baby is one thing. A jerk on a cell phone is quite another.
But her skin tone is wrong for black. Like in that photo -- black makes her look sallow and hard.
Have you seen it? I think Carrie Fischer has a real gift for comedy.
And I agre 100% on your sentence for the guy who took the callS, plural. What a jackass!
The problem is not primarily with the technology, but rather the fact that some people refuse to be discrete in their use of it (though there are a few technological tweaks that could be helpful). Actually, I would think that with some technological tweaks one could construct/program a cell phone such that a theater patron could communicate during a show without anyone being the wiser. Combine a headphone with a means of silently responding by touch only. No light to disturb other patrons, and no noise except the sound in the earpiece (which, being inside the earpiece, could be essentially inaudible to everyone else).
LOL!! I saw that picture, too, and see that in THAT one, she’s wearing very dark brown, so it warms the tone of her skin. I have the same kind of skin tone as Fisher ...! Dark brown is MY “black.” It’s what I wear to occasions where black is the “correct” choice. And I get compliments, whereas when I used to wear black, nobody but NOBODY ever said, “You look gorgeous!” I think Carrie is still a pretty gal, and I’m glad she’s still using her talents to make people laugh.
The other day I was doing some shopping, and there was a man pushing a cart, with his little daughter in tow. He was talking on his cell phone. About twenty minutes later, I passed them again. He was still yapping, and the little girl looked forlorn. He could have been enjoying the time with his kid, but he couldn’t put down that infernal phone.
One of my favorite things is, when trying to get past someone who’s yapping on a phone and they don’t hear your “excuse me”, say it again——this time loudly enough to make them jump out of their skin.
nope. the show must go on.
The song is “Bad Case of Lovin’ You”. The song “Doctor, Doctor” is from Thompson Twins.
In Toronto the subway drivers text while controlling a hurtling subway
Actually I think she lost a lot of that weight. She was on Nutra System, or Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers or something.
I am constantly amazed by the rudeness cell phones seem to bring out of even older adults who should know better.
Then how do you expalin the Secret Service?
I almost peed myself laughing when I saw the above... Was hoping it'd catch on as a meme, but it's a bit obscure for those who can't read sheet music...
Why can't these people just get up and LEAVE THE ROOM, as a courtesy to the other PAYING GUESTS?
She looks like Jabba-The-Hut’s Wife, in that pic; very unhealthy. I hope she’s gotten healthy, again.
Doing that would cause a certain amount of disruption. If someone needs to actually speak on the phone, the person should get up and leave. On the other hand, if a phone allowed a person to listen to the caller on an earpiece and give a few simple responses to questions by silently pushing buttons without removing his phone from his pocket, a person who had to be on call for certain situations might be able to address them with less disruption than would result from the person's leaving the room. An anticipated scenario would be when a person attending some computer equipment observes an out-of-the-ordinary condition, which can "probably" be solved a certain way, while the person who is in charge of the equipment is at a concert or other such event. The person attending the equipment could describe the symptoms and the expected fix (or possibly a small number of possible fixes), and the person in charge could indicate that he should (1) go ahead with a fix, (2) hang up and expect a phone call very shortly; or (3) hang up, expect to be called back after some length of time. In short, the idea would be to avoid having the person leave the room (which would cause some disruption for the other concert-goers) for calls which weren't important enough to justify it.