Apocalypto Star Wants To Show He Can Do Mayan Comedy

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HOLLYWOOD—Actor Tee Dee Nae, star of Mel Gibson's new drama, Apocalypto, about the fall of the Mayan empire, told reporters attending a press junket yesterday that he refuses to be "pigeonholed" as a dramatic Mayan actor, and would like to showcase his talent in more lighthearted Mayan fare. "Most people don't know it, but I spent my first 10 years in the business doing Mayan improv at the Second City in Tikal," said Nae, adding that he hoped his early success would allow him to choose a broad range of roles that run the gamut of Mayan subjects and genres. "Nobody wants to end up like [former Mayan action star] Ah Bolom Tzacab." Nae said he was currently shopping around a self-penned script for a comedic send-up of antiquated Mayan social mores, titled Summer At Lake Chichancanab.