Wolverine co-star Taylor Kitsch tells David Letterman about NAIA nightmare, claims customs officer even tried to get his iPhone
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that actor Taylor Kitsch, who played Gambit in X-Men: Origins, talked about his "interesting experience" at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) while he was on The Late Show With David Letterman. The episode was aired on March 1 in the U.S.
Taylor Kitsch talks about his NAIA nightmare.
Note: The Oliver Stone film Savages was filmed in Indonesia. But Kitsch was "in and out of the Philippines" during the filming. The clarificatory passges are in bold font.
(UPDATE 2, March 2, 6:06 p.m.) ABS-CBNNews.com reports that actor Taylor Kitsch, who played Gambit in X-Men: Origins and is one of the stars of the U.S. TV series Friday Night Lights, talked about his "interesting experience" at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) while he was on The Late Show With David Letterman. The episode was aired on March 1.
ABS-CBNNews.com revealed that Kitsch, who said he had "gone in and out of the Philippines" in the course of filming Oliver Stone’s new film Savages (which was shot in Indonesia), was called out by a customs officer because there was no more space on his passport for a new stamp. According to Kitsch, he was told to go back to Japan, where he had just come from en route to the Philippines. Kitsch told the customs officer, "I can work here, I’ve got the visa."
In the interview with Letterman, Kitsch said that to prove he was legit he also showed a movie clip of his film John Carter to the customs officer. But the customs officer said the actor in the trailer could not possibly be him because he had "shorter hair." Kitsch explained: "Their computers are not working. So I told him,’You gotta look me up, I can show you something to prove (that I’m an actor) and he said ’You are on the next flight to Japan,’ reminding me again. And then I’m looking on my iPhone because their computers weren’t working. And he’s like ’Hey, can you get me one of those?’ And I’m like, ’Can you let me in and I will give you one of these.’ And he’s still not believing (me)."
Finally, after much debate about whether he was John Carter or not, the customs officer let Kitsch through. On the bright side, he seemed to take the experience in stride.
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