Monday, January 07, 2008
Day 78 redux
The young thespian in this scene from The Wire is a current student of mine. We had a major confrontation today because he tried to carry his backpack into class and he had a hoody on over his uniform--both no-no's. I sent him to the office, and he came back saying "The principal told me it was fine." I asked where his pass from the office was, and he rolled his eyes and stormed off, because of course he never even went to the office.
In other words, this kid ain't acting, he's being himself. But he does a great job in the show, and he's very bright when he applies himself.