Director: Good morning, Marcel.
Marcel: Greetings. Good morning to you all, and blessed karma. I just want you all to know that this is a huge blessing to me, so thank you for the opportunity.
Director: That’s okay, Marcel. Right, you’ll be acting out a short scene with David today…
David Schwimmer: Hello Marcel.
Marcel: Hi. Do you have a copy of the script I could look at then, please?
Director: Sure thing.
[Director hands over a copy of Marcel’s script. Marcel sits on a chair and reads it thoughtfully, memorising it all before he stands up again and throws his cigarette to the ground]
Marcel: Okay, I’m ready. Shall we go?
Director: Yes, okay, good. Just stand next to David, please… ah no, not enough height Marcel, could I ask you to stand on the chair, please?
Marcel: Okay. [Does so]
Director: Could you perhaps eat some fruit while you act out the scene for me?
Marcel: Ha! You, you read my mind just then. I was thinking my character should eat some fruit while I did the scene – I was, you read my mind just then.
[Marcel is given some pineapple to eat]
Director: Oh, the height differential is still a bit too much.
David Schwimmer: I’m sorry.
Marcel: That’s alright, David. What do you want us to do?
Director: Could you… get on David’s shoulder?
Marcel: I find that offensive.
Director: I’m sorry, I just…
Marcel: But I suppose, for the role… I’m okay with it if you are, David.
David Schwimmer: I’m comfortable with it.
Marcel: Okay then. [Marcel gets on David’s shoulder]
Director: And could you… later on, could you…?
Marcel: Could I what?
Director: Could you hump the lamp for us?
Marcel: …Fine. For the part, I’ll do it. But I’ll need to put this in my contract, okay?
Director: Fine. And… ACTION!