Anyway, I sat at a table near the front, closest to the big TV set. It's the first shot (with running time codes still on it) where The Blacklist star- James Spader is chewing scenery with abandon. So much so, he start to come off as hammy to me.
Spader demolished a fat Italian lawyer, with a nasty line. I accidentally said verbally, "Wow, Spader's a prick." At that point, a mean,full blond headed guy, immediately takes his eyes off the screen and menacing stared at me, with the intent of bodily harm.
After quite a few seconds, I realize that is Alan Shore of that show's finale season and future Emmy winning turns on its Spin-off, Boston Legal. Embarrassed, I just turn my head back to monitor. I just try to ignore, the occasionally angry-as-hell glances.
After the viewing, we all get up to leave. We both (somehow) stand and face each other. Spader looks right at me and said (after his alter ego did something nice,in the final shot) ...."Am I still a prick to you?," in a cheerful, but mocking tone.
I just look at him, jokingly shrug my shoulders and sympathetically said, "Maybe." A torrent of cuss words fly at me,as a turn around and quickly leave. I smiled as I realized, a major star was upset- by me.
Notes: I ended seeing Spader, at a couple of SAG-AFTRA meetings years later. He just wanted to say the same mean,semi-bigoted lies and remarks,when he didn't get his chance at the viewing.I just ignored him.I don't know, I think Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet was there. This just confirmed that he IS a mean, lying little prick. Go back to hell, Red James!