Star Whacker, Randy Quaid a year ago
Last year, the Quaids were at the Rio in Vancouver launching a new film. The pair fled the USA in fear of star whackers. Next they got a divorce.
Now, I am seriously concerned that something has happened to Randy Quaid because we have not heard a peep. I am not one to create rumors, but I think silence is suspicious bordering on disappearance.
“THE QUAIDS AT THE RIO
Published On: April 23, 2011 - 10:16 am
Randy Quaid at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver April 22
- by Shawn Conner
A line stretching around the block greeted Randy Quaid and wife Evi’s journey into the heart of East Vancouver. The Hollywood couple, who have moved (until further notice) to Vancouver, threw a party and called it a show at the Rio Theatre.
“Scalpers were being shooed away,” according to the Vancouver Sun‘s Peter Birnie, before the event, which began with a screening of a 2008 Canadian film Real Time that starred Quaid. Reaction to the Canadian indie, which features Quaid playing an Australian hitman, was positive, according to Birnie; however, Evi Quaid’s attempt at an art-film docu-drama, Star Whackers, was less than a hit.
The most-discussed aspect of the “work-in-progress” was Quaid’s full-frontal nudity; apparently, the actor declaimed Shakespeare while wearing nothing but an open fur coat. Following the Star Whackersscreening, Quaid came out with his band (including his lawyer on drums) to play three songs: “Mr DA Man”, a ballad, and “Star Whackers”, a song he premiered in Vancouver last month opening for local band the Town Pants at the Commodore.