I was too lazy to respond to Roger Friedman‘s 12.22 item about Speed-the-Plow costar Raul Esparza addressing a Sunday-matinee audience about the departed, sushi-afflicted, mercury-poisoned Jeremy Piven…so here it is 24 hours late.

The puzzler for me wasn’t Esparza (whose performance was more off-the-wall manic than Piven’s when I caught a performance in late November) saying “today was the first time I really enjoyed playing this show” and “I hope you weren’t expecting a big TV star.” The puzzler was about how costar Elizabeth Moss allegedly “sobbed” while Esparza was dissing Piven, presumably out of sympathy. Why? Who sobs for a spoiled temperamental weenie ? What kind of value system does Wilson live and feel by?