ESL Podcast 625 – Being Famous and Anonymous

Slow dialogue: 1:15
Explanations: 2:45
Fast dialogue: 16:07

Erik:  Why are you wearing that getup?

Juliana:  I’m trying to stay under the radar.  I don’t want to create a mob by going outside without a disguise.  People are going to recognize me.

Erik:  So?  Are you trying to tell me that you think you’re famous after being in one play?

Juliana:  Of course!  I’ve had my name in lights and I have to expect people to know who I am.   Losing my privacy is the price of fame.  Everybody knows that.

Erik:  I think you may be overestimating the size of your adoring public.  How many people went to see your play?

Juliana:  Enough.  By tomorrow, the newspapers will have my picture plastered across their pages and I will have to say good-bye to my anonymity.

Erik:  If the papers don’t come out until tomorrow, why are you going around incognito?

Juliana:  I’m just getting ready to meet my fans.

Erik:  Depending on whether the reviews are good or bad, you may be famous – or infamous.

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse