The Boy's first film debuts on the big screen tonight. The movie, an HIV/AIDS awareness saga, heterosexual-style, is funded by Project Pericles, a nonprofit organization "that encourages and facilitates commitments by colleges and universities to include education for social responsibility and participatory citizenship as an essential part of their educational programs, in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community." Whew. That's a mouthful.
He sent us a link to the movie trailer a few weeks ago. Through the years we've seen him perform a wide variety of stage roles, from the besotted Lysander in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to the saavy Pauper in "The Prince and the Pauper" to the racist minister in "The Foreigner" to Jesus in "Godspell." But our Golden Boy plays an abusive womanizer in this flick. I guess that's why they call it acting.
Before an actor takes the stage it is common to wish them luck by saying, "Break a leg!" Is there a similar wellwish for a movie premiere?
I think I'll go with, "Don't trip on the red carpet, son!"
Have fun, baby.