Slow down A mc without affecting the whole scene

Hey guy’s,

I have a scene where various mmc are playing. I want to pause one of these mc Only for about 10sec’s?

my current code at end of play head for this mc:

 start = getTimer();
while (start+10000>now) {
now = getTimer();

it works…but it freezes the whole movie!!! i only want that single mc to pause. How do i designate it? is there a different way of doin this?

Thanx in advance!