Is forgiveness just so hard to understand these days?
The local CBS affiliate in New York aired an exclusive interview with the injured actor who fell 30 feet from the stage during a preview performance of Broadway's Spider-Man. And while the actor gives some interesting details about the fall, the most interesting part is the interviewers utter shock, and seemingly disappointment, when she tries get the actor to admit he's angry with those responsible. He's not. She doesn't understand.
The actor, Christopher Tierney, was interviewed by WCBS reporter Dana Tyler. The station provides a partial transcript of the interview on their website showing the relevant part:
Tyler: “You say it was human error, do you blame anyone?”
Tierney: “The person involved … the people involved … they came and visited. It’s water under the bridge, completely forgiven and forgotten.”
Tyler: “I hear what you’re saying. You suffered a really serious injury but you are a really forgiving. You weren’t pushed too hard?”
Tierney: “No, I’m glad to be working on the show. I mean not glad, overjoyed to be working on the show.”
Tyler's reaction is more obvious in the video of the interview below:
Maybe if he would have announced a lawsuit that would have been less surprising.