Monday, May 05, 2014

Today's Blind Items - Her Casting Couch Start

This actress is probably B-. She should maybe be slightly lower based on her body of work, but she has great name recognition which keeps her in that B range. Our actress did not start off in show business as an actress, although her fame certainly preceded her before she began acting. She was A list and then started moving slowly down the ladder as she tried desperately to get a part. She needed a big break. She knew she could make it as an actress, but, because of her past, no one would give her a shot. Well, enter this, at the time, A+ list mostly movie actor who had a thing for our actress. Sure, he was married, but, that never really stopped him when he wanted to be with someone. He controlled casting for the female lead in his new movie and he sampled several actresses before he was informed that our actress wanted the part. She agreed to sleep with him for the part, but because she did have some power she told him that if he backed out, that she would expose him to the world and she would not be bullied into accepting some smaller role. It was the lead or nothing. Our actor agreed and our actress has had quite the acting career since.

36 comments:

Lady Heisenberg said...

Lisa Rinna in DM today too

MontanaMarriott said...

So she must have been a big time Singer, Athlete or Model before moving onto actress?

sandybrook said...

Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen?

TalksTooMuch said...

Drew Barrymore?

MontanaMarriott said...

Hmmm Vanessa Williams Ms. America scandal/fame and Schwarzenegger for Eraser?

Renoblondee said...

Damn that's vague!

Lady Heisenberg said...

Sheen got her her first big movie gig; she has done interviews threatening to expose people who utilize the casting couch

Cleodacat said...

Brooklyn Decker, started as a model.

Glitter said...

Great guess, Montana

J-Mo said...

I like MontanaMarriot's guess! Vanessa Williams fits.

bootsm said...

Great guess

Lady Heisenberg said...

Ooooh I think this may be the winner! Nice!

T. E. Cuz said...

lol at brooklyn... no, she has not had much of an acting career.

i dont know any information well enough to make a guess, but the vanessa williams and rinna guesses are quite interesting.

The Real Dragon said...

YES Hustle Bitch. My new role model.

jane3113 said...

Excellent guess!

Sherry said...

Must be Vanessa Wms. Montana totally got this one.

Hey she's a beautiful woman and is incredibly talented. And very savvy from the sound of this blind if it's her.Too bad she wasn't taken seriously at first because she's racked up some awards. Could she possibly be an EGOT winner? Off to Wiki...

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Nice one, Montana!

jane3113 said...

Vanessa's brother Chris is Krayzee Eyez Killa from Curb so awesome runs in the family.

FearN said...

Ding ding ding! This sounds like a winner!

derek harvey said...

Arnold Swcharzawhatever as the actor with Vanessa. The movie being Eraser.

SueRH said...

Seriously with Lisa Rinna???

Basil said...

Montana got it. And hey, good for Vanessa.

Froggy England said...

Blimey,,,,,Vanessa and arnie? No wonder she wanted the lead,,,lol.

Snopake said...

Cameron Diaz
Jim Carrey

mannyv said...

I was thinking Diaz and Carrey in Mask too. She was already modeling by that time, though it's unclear how famous she was before Mask.

MrWolf said...

I think this might be Elizabeth Olsen.

She had great name recognition (Being an Olsen) and I believe she was a model.

Now she's in the Avengers out of no where.

Her previous body of actual acting work is very questionable, mostly indies and flops.

anon said...

jane - do you know if Curb is coming back? I keep hearing rumors but nothing definite - I love that show!

sugarbread maker said...

Yup yup.

sugarbread maker said...

Vanessa was dethroned and shamed before being an actress.

Lisi0014 said...

What about Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone? Basic Instinct?

LiteraryLauraEtc said...

Cameron Diaz

Aoife said...

Love Montana's guess!

B626 said...

'Dance With Me' in the late 90 ' s with Latin Superstar Chayanne was a good one.

Your Baby's Daddy said...

All of them.

Redd said...

I really like Mr Wolf's guess!

di butler said...

First Af/Am Miss America! She was (is) so beautiful! Any of you other old timers remember that? Arnold Schwarzenegger swept right in and snagged her, huh? Yeah, I can see it.

Good job, MM!