Hugh Jackman & Daniel Craig interrupted by cell phone. Pissiness ensues.

September 28th, 2009 // 53 Comments

Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig had their performances interrupted in the Broadway play “A Steady Rain” last week when a theatergoer’s cell phone went off in the front row. The generally unflappable Hugh actually stops the play and asks the person “Are you gonna get that?” James Bond gets in on the act and this is exactly why I don’t go to plays anymore: The actors always try to kick my ass. Listen, I wouldn’t take off my shirt and flex in front of the stage if you actually said something interesting. “Wah, being a salesman suck. Let’s talk about it for two hours.” < My naked torso. Don't fight the science.

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  1. Slick

    My love for Jackman only grows stronger.

  2. chick

    How inconsiderate! I would have been peeved if I was in the audience and some jerk forgot to turn off his cell. Props to Hugh and Daniel for making the incident entertaining.

  3. Third!

    Third!

  4. Harry Doyle

    yawn……..

  5. Photoshop Police

    Front row seat to a play is amateur hour anyway.

    Everyone knows if you’re looking for the best seats, you sit 8-12 rows back so you’re not cranking your neck upward for 2 hours.

  6. ZoomBoy

    What the fuck, the idiot let his phone ring for like 10 mins as well? I would’ve smashed that thing on the ground at about the third ring.

  7. Willie Dixon

    Props to both. If this were Christian Bale or other actors who take themselves too seriously (the “craft” of acting!), it would have been a drama queen moment and they’d be crying backstage how no one respects their “art”.

  8. Letting it ring over and over again? That’s the same kind of asshole who would cut you off in traffic and then flip you off as if it’s your fault. Should have kicked his ass out.

  9. Jackman and Craig handled this like a couple of pros. I have new found respect for them both. The person with the phone is an asshole pure and simple.

  10. It's Me Fuckers

    they should have flashed their COCKS at the guy. Then maybe we’d SEE SOME COCK ON THE SUPERFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. tolson

    I wish it was Bale. Thats the only way it could have been better.

  12. poopster

    who cares what dumb and dumber think, get a real job, like the Kardashians, then they can complain aobut cell phones

  13. youluckedout

    that guy lucked out. he could have had his ass handed to him by james bond and wolverine….

    it’s not like he cut off shirley temple here

  14. Lovepink

    WAIT A SECOND HERE! Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig were in the same room together and the world didn’t explode because their hotness was combined?

    That’s the real story here.

    And why am I not there??!?!

  15. havoc

    I don’t blame him one bit. Fucking morons and their cell phones. Scourge of the 21st century…..

    .

  16. Paine

    The theater should install cell-phone jammers, and you should have to sign a “I understand” document before you sit down.

    The theater should also provide a number that you can be reached at for a TRUE emergency. Like they did before cell phones, remember?

  17. Delgo

    What thespians…

  18. Delgo

    Could’ve handled the improv a bit more jauntily though

  19. squeehunter

    I was in the middle of a line one time when I heard the beginning of Sweet Home Alabama.

  20. Jethro

    Good comment #11.

  21. Hefe

    Wolverine should have grabbed that fucknut’s phone & shoved it straight up his ass.

    I can’t stand these stupid fucking morons who need to have their cell phones ON during movies & Broadway shows/random plays. I mean have some goddamn consideration for these people on stage trying to entertain you.

    Morons.

  22. soahc

    This reminds me of why I hate the theater.

  23. steve

    Dunno…it’s the theater, after all. A cell phone going off is completely unacceptable. An alarm telling somebody to take their AIDS meds, well, that’s pretty much understood as part of “the life”.

  24. He handled that pretty well…

  25. hello

    How unprofessional
    actors are egotistical asses
    someone forgot to turn off their cell phone
    instead of ignoring it, and allowing the person, who was probably mortified, quickly turn off their phone, the ‘stars’ have to call attention to it
    nice
    so then, the person is so embarrassed that they freeze, and no one wants to admit that they are the cell phone owner whose phone is ringing
    i’m sure it must be distracting, but, lighten the hell up
    everyone makes mistakes
    the world won’t come to an end because your little play had a distracting noise
    hugh needs to be pimp slapped

  26. Twat

    25, you’re a fucking scumbag and I bet you’re one of the people that blames everyone else for your own fuck ups. There’s no fucking excuse to not turn your cellphone off in a place like that, and if you can’t manage that, you deserve to be ridiculed.

  27. hello

    twat brain
    stop a moment
    if this was your mother who made the mistake
    it’s all good for her to be ridiculed?
    yeah
    didn’t think so

  28. aaaaa

    anyone who has actually ever been to play (apparently not many here) KNOWS that they ALWAYS tell you before hand to turn your fucking phones off. Whoever it was is a fucking dumb ass with NO excuse. Never mind all that, some asshole has the nerve to actually film the play with his cell phone, which is an absolutely forbidden activity in EVERY play. What is wrong wrong with people these days. Look, we know you are proud of you new shiny iPhones, gaylords, but fucking leave them at home and stop filming everything ’cause it pisses other people off, especially the performers.

  29. metoo

    Agreed,
    I’m tired of going to concerts and such and having people film the entire thing. It totally kills the mood and puts all other people there on edge. Leave your cameras at home people.

  30. While they were waiting for the phone to stop ringing, their concentrations broken, do you think Jackman and Craig were thinking about Vesper Lynd and Storm, or maybe Camille Montes and Jean Grey? ‘Cause I am, and do, whenever I see either of these guys. Is there a play that stars any or all of those women? That would be awesome. Like Les Mis, but with tits.

  31. Skinn

    25&27. You’re a douchenozzle. If my mother had forgotten to turn her phone off she should have to suffer the indignity of being ridiculed. You fuckin people and your fuckin cell phones. Are you really that important that you need to be available 24/7. Fuck off and die already.

  32. Hefe

    #25 you stupid moron how many times do they tell you before a show like this to CHECK & MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE IS OFF!!!?!?!?

    Damn I’m sure you’re the exact type of imbecile who does shit like this.

  33. alexis

    Yeah, really. Unless you are a doctor of some sort, you’re not that important that you have to leave your phone on.

  34. alexis

    Yeah, really. Unless you are a doctor of some sort, you’re not that important that you have to leave your phone on.

  35. Ticker symbol FCX made me a LOT of money.

    metoo, stop buying bootleg dvds then

  36. Hal

    Oh man, if only Russel Crowe head leapt in and whipped a phone at that person this would have been the best damn Australian actor team up ever.

  37. The Rough report

    Yeah Hugh making a big production because he forgot his lines….not excusing the phone!

  38. Rhialto

    That must have been one of Daniel Craig’s many bodyguards who got called.

  39. Darth

    @38
    He probably got a ‘clear’ call from the FBI.

  40. carrie

    am i the one to think it’s rude and the actors don’t seem good?

  41. Galtacticus

    That call was quite clear,despite it wasn’t even that loud.

  42. Jackman's so hot he could hit me any time

    Is it wrong that I got wet all over just by reading about what happened?

  43. boo

    I read where theatres are coming up with a way to BLOCK cellphones for people that enter the theater (both movie theatres and plays.) I think it’s a great idea. Rude people take note!

  44. David

    Not only is it rude to the actors who are only trying to do their job but also to the audience. People paid money to see the show, they don’t want interruptions!!

  45. That was very not “good form” to be talking on the cell phone while brilliant actors such as Hugh Jackman & Daniel Craig are performing. At least put
    the phone on “silent tone” during a wonderful play! Bad ettiquette person
    who did that. They banned people from talking on the cell phone while your are driving, why not in a theatre? Love your work always Hugh Jackman,& Daniel Craig. Donna E. Sedgwick/ Spokane, WA

  46. That was very not “good form” to be talking on the cell phone while brilliant actors such as Hugh Jackman & Daniel Craig are performing. At least put
    the phone on “silent tone” during a wonderful play! Bad ettiquette person
    who did that. They banned people from talking on the cell phone while your are driving, why not in a theatre? Love your work always Hugh Jackman,& Daniel Craig. Donna E. Sedgwick/ Spokane, WA

  47. leave your phones outside..

  48. Bubp

    You gotta be pretty naive to believe that it would take someone over a minute to answer their phone in that situation and that someone in the audience just happened to have a camcorder rolling as it happened.

  49. kara

    @25

    It was very professional to stay in character and tell the guy to turn off his cell phone. If he had broke character it would have been unprofessional. Its hard for ushers to figure out whos cell phone was going off. Plus, everyone usually knows who it is anyway. So they are already embarrassed. I bet the next time the guy goes to a play he’ll remember.

    Regardless of feeling like a jerk when your phone goes off, you should turn if off. If it had been my mother, I would have tried to get her to turn off her cell phone. And if she hadn’t been ridiculed by the actors, I would have ridiculed her outside the theatre.

    As a stage actor (and by no means a professional one), it is hard enough to stay in character without an annoying random ringing going off. They are there to entertain more than just the inconsiderate ass who was too lazy to be bothered to TURN OFF their phone. And at that moment, you should turn it off…not let it keep ringing. I bet when that persons phone went off and he got put on the spot by the actors, everyone checked to make sure there’s wouldn’t either. Ripple effect.

    Plus how would you like it if I came over to your house and ripped all your lights down?

    But in all seriousness, turn off your phone at any function that requires you to do so. You go to a play (film) to enter into a new world, not still be connected to the one you are trying to escape.

  50. Bubp

    Yup, the media has picked the story up. Lots of free publicity for the play and the actors.

    Sometimes, a publicists job is incredibly easy.

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