[MX] - _x/y of empty mC - should be simple!

Okay this is really starting to drive me nuts! What is wrong with this code?

on (release) {
_root.createEmptyMovieClip(“container2”, 1);
loadMovieNum(“calendar2.swf”, 1);
_root.container2._x = 205.8
_root.container2._y = 34.3;
trace (_root.container2._x)

It puts it at (0,0) of the _root! I tried “this”, I tried “_parent”, I tried nothing at all in front of container2. I even changed the x and y to something ridiculous. The trace returns the correct value but the clip ain’t budging. Why?! :hair: