Thursday, March 03, 2016
Julia's tale of being an extra in a Burt Reynolds movie reminded Kent of the time he was an extra in BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES (there he is, lower left). The desk assigned to his character had a bottle of Tabasco on it, for reasons that Kent does not know to this very day. So after Tom Hanks completed one take, he walked by and said to Kent, "There's Tabasco on your desk." In Kent's modest retelling, he said something back like, "Yes sir, Mr. Hanks!" So Tom Hanks completed another take and walked by again and said to Kent, "Tabasco!"