February 7, 2000It's OK For a Big Name Actor to Spill the Beans
Pity poor Eddie McCarthy. Black-listed for writing an account
of his time as an amateur extra in Lord Of The Rings in Contact -- and not spilling a
single bean in the telling.
Then there's Ian McKellen. He's a big name actor from
England. He gets a big part. He plays Gandalf. He writes an account of his time filming
Lord Of The Rings -- and posts it on his website for all the world to see.
There's the description of Hobbiton, the village half a mile
from Cambridge that was constructed a year ago. The description of the costumes, his
appearance, the cast, the cast party. And he describes the soundtrack on the early
videotapes -- it was "uneven".
Bet he's not in trouble!
As for Eddie -- well, a bit of publicity, good or bad, hasn't
He's now landed a part in Ivanhoe. And later this week
they're trialing him for a speaking part.