Tommy Lee Jones said to me, “Isn’t it such a privilege, Meryl, just to be an actor?” Yeah, it is. And we have to remind each other of the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathyMerlyn Streep
Meryl Streep’s exhilarating speech after receiving the 2017 Golden Globe award have made those artists who use to be indifferent to the earthly matters befuddled, while the more wise among that tribe got enthused to look around the world more passionately and aggressively. She was lamenting against the intolerance and sectarianism that has found legitimacy in the United States after Donald Trump got elected as the President. Kerala had ‘Meryl Streep day’ on Wednesday when actor Alencier’s solo performance at a bus stand in Kasargod flabbergasted a large number of people. The immediate trigger for the actor to come out against the intolerance and sectarianism was the statement made by a senior BJP leaders against South Indian film director Kamal. Just for expressing his opinion on issues like verdict on national anthem, the BJP leaders asked him to leave India and settle in Pakistan.
While many of the superstars looked the other way when an artist was abused in public, Alencier adopted a noble and powerful method of solo drama to spread the message against intolerance.
Going shirtless draped in dhoti, the actor went around in buses rattling toys and singing verses agitating the Sangh Parivar's growing attacks against artistes in Kerala.
“I am proud of my country, I am proud of the next country even, still they ask me who I am,” the actor was heard singing.
His performance was themed around a man, finding his name similar to his place carrying a sack bag to reach America riding on buses.
H ended his performance , undraping himself to reveal a US flag draped around his waist, singing, “The love for 'underwear' is not patriotism”, taking a dig at the right-wingers.
According to him, his performance was not a protest but a defense, against the arising discrimination.
I am an actor. If I am cold, I will pull a blanket over me. If it is hot, I will switch on the fan. But my country is turning out to be a place where I am being asked to go to Pakistan or Gujarat because of my name. It is a pity that we are living among people who don’t understand the meaning of our “Mahabharata”Alencier Ley Lopez
The performance was a huge hit with the social media having filed day ridiculing the super stars who kept mum when one among them was targeted. Alencier is in Kasargod for shoot.