Recently I wrote about an amusing anecdote that JJ Abrams was sharing on morning shows about the script for TROS being stolen, and listed on eBay. Something about the story struck me as fishy, and probably made-up. There are just too many questions about the story. One wonders what happened to the script, and the actor, or the person who attempted to sell it on eBay? Was the actor fired? Which actor was it? Was the script sold? Did eBay take the listing down? Were charges pressed against the seller?
Now it appears that the lie may be exposed.
Here’s a statement from NME.com:
The Star Wars director explained on Good Morning America that the script for the upcoming film was posted on E-bay after it was discovered by a cleaner at one of the actor’s houses.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“One of our actors, I won’t say which one — I want to, but I won’t — left it under their bed and it was found by someone who was cleaning their place,”
One of the primary advantages of telling the truth is that you don’t have to remember what version of a lie you told each person. When you lie, you have to make things up. when you tell multiple people the same lie, the facts change as a result of having to make things up. Especially the details.
From Entertainment Weekly:
“The director told Good Morning America on Monday that one of the actors on the show left their script under the bed in their hotel room.”
So which was it JJ? Was it their house, or was it their hotel room?
Thanks to not anonymous for the tip.