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Talking Dictionary150. Someday I'll Be A Star, Too


150. Paige was bicycling by the United Nations building. About 100 people were standing outside in the hot sun. They were holding signs that said, "Free the people of Wadiya" and "Down with Aladeen." Paige did not recognize the names. She had never heard of Wadiya or Aladeen. She parked her bike. She walked over to a young protester. The protester said the names weren't real. He said he wasn't a real protester. It wasn't a real protest. The "protest" was part of a new movie. He was an extra. He said extras were paid $100 per gig. A gig could last as little as an hour or as long as a day. "I've been here since 3 a.m. They said we might be here until 10 p.m. I'll get $85. My agent will get $15," he said. "But I don't mind. I heard that Tom Hanks started out this way." 2.9


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