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Kevin Spacey snaps at audience member after cell phone rings during performance

6/18/2014
Kevin Spacey snaps at audience member after cell phone rings during performance © AP / Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey snaps at audience member after cell phone rings during performance

WENN

Actor Kevin Spacey called out an audience member in the middle of his play "Clarence Darrow" after a ringing cell phone interrupted a monologue.

The actor is in the midst of a two-and-a-half week run at The Old Vic theater in London, and on Wednesday, Spacey's improvisation skills were put to the test when a ringing phone interrupted him during a passionate scene. The audience member attempted to ignore the call, prompting Spacey, who remained in character, to blurt out, "If you don't answer that, I will!" His speedy response sparked a round of applause from the crowd.

The production marks the third time Spacey has played the lawyer and civil rights hero. He took on the one-man play in celebration of his decade-long stint as the artistic director of The Old Vic. The actor will step down from the position next fall and will be replaced by director Matthew Warchus.

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