copyright 1997 Jim Chevallier
TRACY AND THE FORMERLY YOUNG HOPEFUL
Hi. Come in. Have a seat. Would you like anything? Mineral water,
fruit juice? Decaf? Sorry. No beer. I'm underage.
Well, now - Excuse me? My boss? I'm sorry. I should have made
that clear. I am the boss. That's right. Big League Talent. That's
me. I own the place.
Well, yes, I'm a little young. Not that young. Uh, no, I don't
mind. I'm sixteen. And a few months. Yourself?
Thirty five? Excuse me. I don't mean to be rude, but are you
sure? To tell the truth, you look a little older. And then you know so
many people are afraid to admit they're over forty. But let me be
perfectly clear - this business is about talent. Age has nothing to do
with it. Really. Let me tell you, when I was acting -
Oh not anymore. I retired. At thirteen. I started when I was
three. Oh yeah. I've done tons of films. A little Broadway. But what
can I say? It gets boring after a while.
Wait, wait, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying being an actor is
boring. I mean I'm sure you had fun playing.. Uh what does it say here?
'Crushed guy' in 'Jurassic Park'? Gee I saw that movie. Which crushed
guy were you? Oh they cut it out. Gee, isn't that terrible? First
'Schpluch!", then "Snip!". - Just joking.
So, anyway, I figured who makes more money, actors or agents?
School wasn't a problem. I was already doing home schooling, you know,
what with being in all those movies.
Uh, excuse me, are you alright? You look a little pale. - Anyway,
like I said a lot of people think this business has been completely
taken over by young people, but let me tell you, that's a complete myth.
Damn! Look at the time, I'm already late for my next appointment. Hey,
look, thanks for coming in. I'm sure you'll find someone to represent
you, but the truth is, I've already got someone in your age range.
Really. It's true. He's almost thirty.
I'm telling you, there's room for everybody out there. It's wide