Why This Euphoria Actor's Audition is Going Viral

Luna Dawson

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Euphoria actor Lukas Gage is going viral after posting a recording from a Zoom audition where he completely busted a director sh*t talking his apartment and referring to him as "poor."

As Lukas gets ready to begin his lines, he hears the director, who clearly thought his mic was muted, saying, "these poor people live in these tiny apartments, like, I'm looking at his background, and he's got his tv..." before Lukas awkwardly informs him that he's not muted.

The director, obviously embarrassed, stars apologizing, but it was Lukas's brilliant response that helped him go viral. "I know it's a sh*tty apartment. That's why you should give me this job so that I can get a better one."

Tons and tons of celebrities came to Lukas's side and left sweet and encouraging comments under the video. See below...

The director in question was revealed to be Tristram Shapeero, who has worked on shows such as Brooklyn-99 and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

"I was using the word 'poor' in the sense of deserving sympathy, as opposed to any economic judgment. My words were being spoken from a genuine place of appreciation for what the actors were having to endure, stuck in confined spaces, finding it within themselves to give a role-winning performance under these conditions," Shapeero said in a statement.