Of course, David Spade makes this topic screamingly funny on his brilliant Showbiz Show with David Spade, but in case you missed it (or can’t catch it in reruns on Comedy Central), I’ll do my best to capture the moment.
David: Promoting her new show “Pepper Dennis” on “The Tonight Show,” Rebecca Romijn made the unfortunate mistake of telling the “I’m too good to eat lunch with regular people” story.
Rebecca: They broke us for lunch and I’m like, “Okay, so which way to the catering tent?” And they were like, “Yeah, you’re going to have to get your lunch over there,” and they point at the commissary–which is a fancy word for cafeteria.
David: Hmm. Is it just me or is this story coming out wrong? Hopefully she’ll turn into the skid.
Rebecca: And it was crowded. It was like all the crew members and the background artists which is another fancy word for extras.
David: Oh my God, you had to eat with your co-workers? I did that once. It was effin’ horrible. What a nightmare!
Rebecca: I ended up in the fajita line, hoping that I would make it to the front of the line before they ran out of the dried-up meat that they were cooking.
David: Y’know, I’m sure the guy serving your lunch will make sure your food is nice and moist from now on.
I think the thing that makes that whole sad story from Ms. Romijn so screamingly sad/funny is the way she cupped her hands around her mouth like she was whispering something like “cancer” near someone who would freak out upon hearing the word… and she did it twice.
The words she “cup-whispered”?
Careful, honey. You don’t get to BE an actor who eats at the “cafeteria” without enduring the “extras” who make it look like your shows and films take place in some real world (yes, even X-Men employs background artists). And I think that “crew” you’re so offended to eat with… yeah… they really aren’t the people you want to piss off with your elitism. They’re Teamsters.