Is it the greatest practical joke of all time?
Wow, that is tough, because we don’t know every practical joke that has ever existed.
Out of the ones I am aware of, this is right up there and is also a little sad, which also seems to happen when a joke is particularly good.
So, apparently there is this guy who is married and was playing poker one night and got a little buzzed. Who slides up next to him, but this former almost A- list mostly movie actress who basically asks if he wants some company.
One thing leads to another and they have sex.
Apparently during the night, our actress Googled the guy and finds out how much he is worth and decides she wants some of those hundreds of millions, wife be damned.
So, she starts putting on the full court press and calls his office and cell and shows up in places where he is.
He wants her out of his life.
He talks to some friends and passes out some money and decides this will be fun.
She wants to meet him in Belgium where she is about to start filming.
He agrees, which must have probably shocked her.
When they do meet, he is looking over his shoulder, and acting as if he is being followed.
He passes her a room key and tells her to meet him.
She shows up and explains to her that he is trying to acquire another company and needs permission of the EU for the merger/acquisition to take place.
At least two other companies are trying to close the deal, and are following him to see who he talks to.
He is trying to get members of the appropriate committee on his side, but the woman he had set up to “meet” with them had bailed.
Does our actress known anyone who could help.
Our actress, seeing this as a chance to use her wiles and accents says she will take on the task and with the help of the businessman goes about seducing or attempting to seduce members of this EU governing body to try and get the sale approved and her boyfriend might dump the wife and marry our actress.
The guys our business person hired pretend to tail the actress and make her feel like she is living in a spy movie.
The actress is skipping filming just to find these men and sleep with them.
Finally, after the fourth or fifth guy, she asks one about the merger and the guy has no idea what she is talking about.
So, she goes back to two others and they have no idea what she is talking about either.
She realizes she has been had.
The thing is though, to this day she will tell you she was a spy.
Among the Shadows
Filmed in Brussels, Belgium