Years before he was single handedly tearing apart criminal organizations as The Punisher in Daredevil, fending off zombies in The Walking Dead or starring in Oscar-winning films The Wolf of Wall Street and Sicario, times were tough for Jon Bernthal.
But, just when he needed a helping hand the most, A-lister funnyman Seth Green stepped in with a random act of kindness.
The incident occurred while Benthal was trying to forge an acting career, the lack of success rendered him penniless. So much so, when his favorite band were playing a concert in the local area, he couldn't afford to go. Talking on the Conan Chat Show, the 39-year-old actor said:
“I’d just moved to LA and I didn’t have anything, and I loved the White Stripes. They were playing at the Greek theatre, I really wanted to go and couldn’t afford a ticket and I just wanted to be there so bad and I realised there’s no roof on that theatre. Life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I figured if there’s no roof I can make my own concert, sit outside and hear it."
'Today's Your Lucky Day'
His solution was to take a his own beer and drink the sound in that had escaped through the top of the roofless venue. However, while he was indulging in his own concert, two famous faces approached: Seth Green and Macaulay Culkin. Bernthal added:
“I’d done a movie with Macaulay Culkin’s girlfriend, I had a little part. I remember everyone called him Mac, so I said ‘Hey Mac, how’re you doing’. And they walked over and said ‘Hey man’ and said what’re you doing here, so I told them, and Seth Green said ‘today’s your lucky day’ and he handed me a backstage pass."
'That Was You?'
The exchange was relived as a fond memory until a decade later, when Seth Green asked Bernthal to record for one of his animated series's. During a discussion, the moment was raised, and it turns out at the time Green had a slightly different motive. Bernthal said:
“I get there, he says ‘wow man, I’m a big fan’, and I say ‘whoa whoa, Seth Green, let me tell you something'... and I told his whole crew. He then said, wait a second — that was you? I thought that was a homeless guy!"
You can watch the full interview below:
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