15 minutes of fame for London’s Underground
TUBE TALK | UNLIKE some of us still hanging to get our 15 minutes of fame, the Tube has been there and done that.
UNLIKE some of us still hanging to get our 15 minutes of fame, the Tube has been there and done that.
To be fair, the Tube has had more than its 15 minutes of fame, and can almost be classed as ‘Hollywood Royalty’. That’s right, this bad boy has been on the big screen more times than you may realise. He is most definitely up there with the likes of Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.
You may be flicking through channels on the tellie at home, watching the latest blockbuster at the cinema or singing along to your favourite film clip. It may be as quick as 5 seconds or last as long as 15 minutes but the Tube has definitely got star quality!
Already the Tube’s on-screen career is promising, illustrating many of his talents in various roles.
Lights.. Camera.. Action!
There have been some racy scenes, including A Very British Sex Scandal on Channel 4, some dance scenes with the Scissor Sisters and more recently Madonna’s music video for ‘Hung Up’!
If you’re not quite impressed just yet then the Tube has also been called up for Sony Playstation and Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Bar commercials.
I didn’t realise how popular the London Underground was in ‘Tinsel Town’ until I did a little research and to my surprise found that he has a stint in some of my very favourite movies, which makes my Tube crush bigger than ever!
28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Love Actually, Bend It Like Beckham, Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes – (he even gets call backs!), Sliding Doors, Atonement (he enjoys starring alongside Keira Knightley) and the top of the list is Spice World!
He is no diva but he does demand his dressing room be kept at a sweltering temperature of 30 degrees, no rubbish bins are allowed within 100metres of him, there must be plenty of discarded newspapers left for him and most importantly he demands thousands and thousands of visitors daily.
Move over Tom Cruise and make way Brad Pitt! The Tube and I have a red carpet to walk down!
So the next time you’re channel surfing on the tellie or visiting your local cinema, keep an eye out for the next upcoming star… TUBE, MR.TUBE!