Director Tristram Shapeero apologises to Lukas Gage after unmuted comments

Director Tristram Shapeero apologises to Lukas Gage after unmuted comments

In the cringe-worthy clip, which Gage shared over the weekend, Shapeero, seemingly unaware that his mic was un-muted, can be heard saying: "These poor people live in these tiny apartments". He repeatedly refused to elaborate any further about the incident because he's speaking with PR people and will eventually release a statement.

Tristram Shapeero says he's the director who made the comment about Lukas Gage's apartment in the viral video.

To his credit, Gage not only takes the insulting remark in stride, but he also tries to use it to appeal for the part.

Realising his previous comment was audible, Shapeero immediately apologises, telling Gage: "Oh my god, I am so, so sorry".

After the video garnered "millions of views and he has received support from all corners of the acting world and from many of his fans", Shapeero apologized for his "insensitive remarks" in an op-ed published by Deadline.

Footage of the awkward exchange went viral after the U.S. actor shared the clip last week, but did not name the director. "My phrases had been being spoken from a real place of appreciation for what the actors had been having to endure, caught in confined areas, discovering it inside themselves to present a role-winning efficiency underneath these situations".

Shapeero is a well-known producer and director in Hollywood and has worked on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Never Have I Ever.

Gage-who plays Tyler in Euphoria-had the internet buzzing when he dropped the video of his awkward audition exchange which took place on Zoom.

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"I'm mortified about what happened", continued Shapeero, adding that while he can not change what happened, he will "move forward from this incident a more empathetic man. Like, I'm looking at his background and he's got his TV and, you know-".

The actor responded: "I'm living in a four by four box, it's fine". While I can't put the proverbial toothpaste back in the tube, I move forward from this incident a more empathetic man, ' Shapeero stated.

He is heard apologising in the clip, which Gage captioned with: "Psa if you're a s**t talking director make sure to mute ur s**t on Zoom meetings".

Gage did not get the part, but got another in HBO series The White Lotus, now shooting in Hawaii.

After the original video was shared, Gage received support from prominent figures in United States entertainment such as Seth MacFarlane, Judd Apatow, and Billy Eichner.

"First and foremost I offer Mr. Gage a honest and unvarnished apology for my offensive words", he writes.

"What a lousy thing for him to say. and here you are putting yourself out there for your audition. vulnerable. wanting to get the part etc", his "The White Lotus" co-star Molly Shannon wrote.

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