From Stage, Spacey Scolds Theatergoer About Phone And he didn't even break character By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jun 5, 2014 5:30 PM CDT 30 comments Comments This image released by Donna Daniels Public Relations shows actor Kevin Spacey . (AP Photo/Donna Daniels Public Relations, Jeremy Whelehan) (Newser) – A cell phone went off last night in London's Old Vic theater as Kevin Spacey was in the middle of a tense scene. The theatergoer apparently thought he could play innocent and let it keep ringing—until Spacey himself erupted from the stage, reports the Independent. "If you don't answer that, I will," he yelled to applause. The nifty part is that he never broke character, notes the Daily Mail. But at least it wasn't a seething Frank Underwood of House of Cards fame: Spacey was starring in Clarence Darrow, about the famed American lawyer. It was opening night to boot.