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.

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  1. PameLa April 7, 2006 at 8:43 am

    OMG, does THAT attitude happen to everyone in the biz? Thank you Lord that mine (attitude), is already formed. I love background artists, (they get to joke w/the crew), oh yeah, that’s ME working towards my SAG card! Yeahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

  2. Ed R April 7, 2006 at 9:51 am

    PIssing off a group of Teamsters is NEVER a good idea.

  3. christy April 7, 2006 at 12:10 pm

    I don’t really have much to say, I just wanted to leave you a comment!
    I guess I’m not one of those people who is overjoyed to find out that one of the insatiably gorgeous among us is pretty vapid on the inside (I mean, I’m not suggesting you are, I think more I’m agreeing with you.)
    Because it gives us nothing to strive for. If our research scientists and social reformers looked like Rebecca Romijn, then I would be enormously inspired by my fellow man like, all the time.
    And there really is no equation for it, but it’s probably more social conditioning than IQ or whatever, but as it is beautiful people don’t cure cancer and scientists are wan and nerdy.
    I mean Rebecca Romijn married John Stamos (gorgeous/corny/IQ=?) and that didn’t work so she married Jerry O’Connell (geeky/smarty/cute/”luckiest man on the planet”).
    Not a demon of perfection among us…sigh.

  4. Aimercat April 7, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    Bad model turned actress!!!

  5. Nocturnal April 7, 2006 at 8:42 pm

    Serious high maintenence action right there. I didn’t see it, but you captured it pretty well.

  6. communicatrix April 8, 2006 at 9:31 am

    The wheel turns slowly, but it turns. I’m more concerned about this “nerdy scientist” thing. I dated a malaria researcher who was HOT!!! An asshole (he was an M.D….nuff said), but a HOT one.
    I actually am one of those petty people who feels the tickly glee of schadenfreude when one of the pretty people shows that she did not, in fact, win the gene pool trifecta.
    On the other hand, I’m equally happy when I find out that someone who never really had to develop smarts, character and kindness actually did.
    So maybe what I like is seeing any asshole get his or her comeuppance.
    Yeah. That’s what I like.

  7. Lydia Blanco April 8, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    I wonder if this was said before or after the horrible ratings of her new show surfaced? hmmm…

  8. Bon April 9, 2006 at 1:41 am

    I so seriously love this comment thread. I know some of the smartest, coolest, awesomest women on the planet! Yes, you too, Ed. You’ve got a purdy mouth.

  9. Erin April 10, 2006 at 1:21 pm

    The funny thing is she comes across as so down-to-earth most of the time and this completely outs her as another snooty-ass b___h. I hope someone posts the video of this on youtube. Spade rocks.

  10. Bon April 10, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    Good news! The elitist is on Kimmel tonight. Let’s see if she removes her foot from her mouth or crams it in farther.
    Place yer bets, everyone!

  11. Jeannini-Nini April 11, 2006 at 8:56 am

    Wow. I am stunned. She’s really not even a GREAT actress to begin with, and she’s got THIS kind of attitude? I can name SOOOOO many accomplished and ACCLAIMED actresses who are kind to their Teamsters.
    I see a very short career for Ms. Romijn…


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