Sean Avery Freaks Out About Pizza, Bails On Off-Broadway Play (Video)
Sean Avery, long known to be a bastion of reason, patience, and class, suffered a rare mis-step in his journey into the acting world this week. The former hockey player/fashion intern/creep quit an off-Broadway Play (Positive is Negative, for those keeping score at home) after being offered some pizza.
The NY Post, which covers these sort of things the way most news outlets cover elections, has a pretty good grasp on the situation:
On Monday, Avery left rehearsals early after growing agitated. On Tuesday, Avery’s behavior grew worse. According to Smith-Sloman, when a young assistant stage manager named Natalie asked the athlete-turned-actor if he wanted a slice of pizza, he said no, but somehow thought the assistant had called him an “a–hole.”
“He said I was ‘talking s–t’ and said I was ‘so full of s–t,’” Natalie, who was left in tears, told us. “That’s when I realized that I was dealing with a madman.”
Next, director Andreas Robertz said Avery told him, “Don’t you know who I am?!” and stormed out.
Wow! This really touches on all the “crazy” touchpoints, culminating with “Don’t you know who I am?!” (I also like that the New York Post took the liberty of adding an exclamation point to Sean Avery’s rhetorical question there at the end. JOURNALISM!)
The writer of the play, Christy Smith-Sloman, called Sean Avery “a playwright’s worst nightmare.”
With that comment, and this turn of events, I think it’s safe to say that Sean Avery’s foray into acting went about as well as everyone expected it to.