Saturday, September 26, 2009

"LIE TO ME" ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!

It was a Moment of Truth for Actor Tim Roth today as he made a rare appearance at the Apple Store on the Promenade to help promote Season Two of his popular Fox TV series, "Lie to Me." In the show, Roth plays the world's leading Deception Expert, a man who fights crime by detecting lies in a criminal's slightest movements. In real life, he's a nice guy with a great sense of humor. I attended his "meet and greet" at the suggestion of Beth, who sent me an e-mail all the way from Nutwood Junction in Indiana. "Don't know if you're into the show or not, or if you like Tim Roth, but I thought of you when I saw this on Facebook," she wrote, "Might be a good opportunity for the Spycam!" Truth be told, I'm not into the show but I could hardly resist an opportunity to break out the Spycam. Roth has had a fascinating career, working with some of the top Directors in the business including Tim Burton ("he's very creative, we laughed a lot"), Woody Allen ("he gives actors a lot of flexibility") and Quentin Tarentino ("yes, he's weird ... but brilliant"). The most fun he's had in his career was working on the Hulk movie ("I got to walk around yelling 'Arrrrrgh' all day") and, believe it or not, he suffers from stage fright. As for his current role as a Deception Expert, we could have used him this morning at 7th and Montana. A crew of Animal Rights Activists arrived on the scene carrying signs complaining about the treatment of farm animals in America. They claimed they were just passing through ... but something tells me they heard about Neighbor Richard and his growing collection of Freeze Dried Lamb Lungs ...!


5 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

How cool that you went, It is a great show, we already got Season 1 on DVD :o)

garnett109 said...

Looking at theirs signs made me hungry for a BLT!

Lynne said...

I enjoy the show, when I can catch it. I can't imagine getting up on a stage either. It would scare me too!

Beth said...

What fun that you got to go! I think he's a very good actor, and I usually like anything I see him in. This show seems like kind of a departure for him, because he plays a good guy--he usually plays kind of a weasel. LOL

I've also heard that Robert De Niro is very shy. Isn't it odd how an actor can be shy, or have stage fright? You'd think just the opposite.

Fun post! Hugs, Beth

Dawn said...

Love how the protesters were all 'smile for the camera'! LOL Tim looks like he is a cool guy! Isn't Beth the greatest?

be well...