Unexpected Changes happened in a Stars Life; Hairspray’s Ephraim Sykes Says..
Beyond any prophecy, Hamilton has become a cultural case recently. Even their original cast of the show are sharing their unexpected experiences.
Ephraim Sykes, the Hairspray Live! Star, 31-year-old actor, playing the Seaweed J. Stubbs role in the show, has shared his experience.
“It’s changed my life because I get a million requests everyday for tickets,” he joked, “It’s insane!”. He also added that everyday people from all walks of his life, asking him for free admission to the show.
“I would have people I haven’t spoke to since the fifth grade — haven’t spoken to since the 5th grade and is literally not asking for themselves but asking for a friend or their cousin. Or hey ‘Hey I met you back then. And guess what, congratulations and I love you. But it’s my mom’s birthday so could you?’.
Besides, he also told that he managed the ability to say “No”, though he wanted to help out everyone, “I had to learn how to ignore a lot of people. I became good at it.”
He pointed out his lacking regarding this fame, “I feel like I’m going to have to get another five years removed to understand truly the effect that Hamilton has had on the world,” he said.
He added that it’s become so popular that he was only able to get his mother in twice.
“I could not get a ticket for my dang self right now. I’m like sneaking in the back ‘Hand me my costume again. I’m here.'”