Kevin Spacey scolded an audience member during the opening night of his one-man show Clarence Darrow when his ringing phone interrupted the actor's monologue in a crucial scene.
was in the middle of the performance when the phone rang at London's Old Vic theatre.
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"If you don't answer that, I will!" Spacey said while staying in character, reported the Independent newspaper.
Spacey's outburst was met with loud applause by the audience.
Spacey, who is wrapping up a 10-yeat stint as the Old Vic's artistic director, however, is not the only celebrity performer to get annoyed with unruly audience members.
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In April, Neil Patrick Harris stayed in character but scolded a female audience member when she yelled out "I love you, Neil" while he was performing the title role in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
"Who's Neil? I'm not Neil," he replied, adding, "I'm doing something up here," before finishing off the sentence with an expletive.
James McAvoy halted a performance of Macbeth in London's West End last year when he spotted an audience member filming the show without permission.