What Kevin Spacey Thinks About Using Cell Phones in Theaters

While there's hope that one idiotic theater in Washington encouraging audiences to text during movies dies a speedy death, take heart in the actions of new Movieline hero Kevin Spacey. The actor took a stand at a recent Sydney performance of Richard III when a rude theatergoer answered their cell phone during the play. "Spacey, the would-be Duke of Gloucester, singled out the phone owner and bellowed 'Tell them we're busy!'," reports the UK Telegraph. "The audience erupted in support." Sigh. If only actors could leap off the screen to do the same in cineplexes. [Telegraph via Movie City News]


  • SunnydaZe says:

    An atom bomb of awesomeness! On a related note> Check out Spacey in Al Pacino's "Looking for Richard" which is about a production of Richard III starring Mr. Pacino.
    "Was ever woman in this humour woo'd? Who-AH!"

  • JH says:

    There's a story about Spacey that I've heard before, but I don't know if it's true or urban legend. When he was doing The Iceman Cometh on Broadway in the late 90s, his character had a 25-minute long monologue near then end of the four-hour-long show. The story goes that during the middle of the monologue, a cell phone went off in the theater more than half-way through the monologue and the owner of the phone (I believe it was a woman) just let the phone keep ringing, as if pretending it wasn't happening. Spacey broke character, asked her if she was "going to get that," and then started the entire monologue over from the beginning.

  • Frogman says:

    A similar event took place during the Broadway play "A Steady Rain" starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.

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