CASTING & CASH

What's all this fuss about actors getting fleeced by casting directors in cold reading workshops (Calendar Letters, March 15 and 22)?.

It's not like real people with regular jobs getting cheated out of something important. Self-centered exhibitionists who get taken on the road to overpay and overexposure are hardly worthy objects of sympathy. When it comes right down to it, who really cares except other actors?

Maybe the experience will thin the ranks of our endless plethora of Nicholson and Streep wanna-bees. Just imagine how good the service in our restaurants would be if the waiters could go back to concentrating on their real work.

ROY FRANKS

Long Beach

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