An actor with Multiple Personality Disorder battles for his sanity when he wins the role of a wrathful Quaker and falls for the makeup girl
Rupert is a 37 year-old actor with Multiple Personality Disorder. There are three of him: a colourfully angry and sometimes violent persona who hijacks his existence when he’s over-provoked; a lascivious persona who takes control when he becomes sexually aroused; and a parental personality who tries desperately to smooth things over the rest of the time. This ‘normal’ Rupert is intelligent, articulate, neurotic and obsessive, and has a quirky view of the world.
A film director invites Rupert to screen test for the lead in ‘Epic Rage’, a Brit-flick about a 17th Century Quaker with a volcanic temper. Shortly before the casting session, Rupert is provoked. His angry persona takes control and delivers a portrayal of rage that the director finds so authentic and powerful he promptly signs him for the role.
For any other actor, this would be the chance of a lifetime, but for Rupert it promises to be a nightmare, even with the help of a psychotherapist, and that’s before he falls in love with the makeup girl.