I really like William H. Macy. He's a great actor but he somehow avoids falling prey to celebrity ego and in the public realm at least remains a decent, humble guy. That makes what he had to say about Lindsay Lohan and other young actors all that more resonant.
People Online shared what Macy told reporters at a promotion for his upcoming film Everyone's Hero. "You can't show up late," he said. "It's very, very disrespectful."
"I think what an actor has to realize (is that) when you show up an hour late, 150 people have been scrambling to cover for you," he continued. "There is not an apology big enough in the world to have to make 150 people scramble. It's nothing but disrespect. And Lindsay Lohan is not the only one. A lot of actors show up late as if they're God's gift to the film. It's inexcusable, and they should have their asses kicked."
Who is Macy to speak about Lohan? Well, one of those 150 folks. He recently filmed a scene with her for Emilio Estevez' project Bobby. When asked about that experience, he took a pause and said, "She was pretty late."
Macy had one more thing to add: "I worry about these young kids – 15, 18, 20 years old – who in the span of one year become millionaires and powerhouses. It's too much power for a kid that age to handle." Wow, all that honesty, a consumate professional, but he's compassionate too.