Turn your phone off you inconsiderate twerp
Now the movie Australia was long. Really long. Which might explain why when I saw it at the cinema the guy down the row not only answered two phone calls, but smoked two cigarettes inside the cinema during the flim.
I wish now The Drover had turned his head from the dusty plain, stepped down through the silver screen into the cinema and said to the guy what I was too shy to say: turn it off you selfish idiot! (Just to clarify this Drover dream sequence of mine was all about mobile phone etiquette, nothing else, really.)
Harry Connick Jr, however, would have been as useless as me. Sitting there wishing the battery would go flat but politely soldiering on “in character”.
The jazz singer has taken a pot shot at our Hugh Jackman for his reaction during a Broadway performance the other night when an audience member’s phone kept ringing.
You know someone’s about to tip a politely-worded bucket when they start with the phrase: “Hugh’s a great guy.”
Connick Jr went on to say: “He’s a nice guy, but I wouldn’t have done that. Just move on with it. It happens, but for me, you just have to roll with it. What are you going to do? Stop and break character?”
Well I’d like to think Hugh didn’t do it for himself, he did it for the rest of us who always make sure our phones are off in the theatre, don’t have loud conversations about our sex lives on the bus and don’t sit at the dinner table with old friends texting people we’ve just met.
I bet the other 1000 people in the audience of A Steady Rain felt like giving a standing ovation when Hugh, egged on by his co-star Daniel Craig, managed to humiliate the selfish phone user while, incidentally, appearing to stay in character.
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