Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Let's Hope it's not a "Real Bomb"

"Director Mike Figgis spent longer at LAX airport than intended. He'd arrived in Los Angeles, along with half the acting and directing world, for what is known as 'pilot season', when the big studios try out new scripts, directors and actors in a two-week frenzy of auditions and career make-or-breaks. When Figgis was being grilled by airport immigration, he was asked the purpose of his visit. Unthinking and tired after a long flight, Mike replied: 'I'm here to shoot a pilot.' After five hours in an interrogation cell (yes, really), he finally made it into town."


ZiggyMustard said...

Did he get flagged somehow as he moved through customs, initially? Or was it just a routine answer from a routine question that got him the extra TLC from Homeland Security?


Anonymous said...

He should have said he was entering the country to spread TB... apparently that guarantees you entry, even if you are on a CDC list.