Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Your Turn

From a reader. Would you take a ride on the casting couch to get a part you wanted?

29 comments:

jack said...

Sh*t needs to stop.

sandybrook said...

No but I don't think this question pertains to me.

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

I asked Jeff Zucker if he minded that I use a casting couch when auditioning interns. He said he couldn't chair less.

MontanaMarriott said...

Only if it guaranteed me an Oscar win.

Guesser said...

That would mean doing a Weinstein, so no. I wouldn't anyway, unless maybe it was someone who would inerest me otherwise.

loserize said...

i don't have the talent/ looks nor ambition.to be considered casting couch material.
but what if i was as good or better than people that have done similar roles. and i just used the casting couch once just to get a step in the game. tough one

a tougher question for me. if i was in position to offer the casting couch.and the final choices were all close talent wise...

yeah,i know casting couch isn't cool.but if i was in this position for years would i never offer ??? or as things are now/people probably just volunteer. would i always say no ?? but don't worry even if i said yes/i'd make sure whomever could act first. :)

so anyway i don't think i'd use the couch to get a role.could be a bit more problematic if i'm the casting director. but i'm such a push over. someone could just be real nice to me or if i mesh with them personality wise.they just might get the job. :)

someone let me know if my replies are too long... ;)

hakunafrittata said...

Sofa king predictable of him!

hakunafrittata said...

Would you screw someone if it meant winning the lottery?

Easy to say no, but if the casting couch belongs to someone very big I can't imagine most wouldn't consider it.

TellMeLies said...

Yes, but I'm pretty easy as it is.

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Zucker has some deep seated issues.

Zophie said...

fuck no, but then I'm not young and desperate. I'm not an actress either, but I wouldn't do it to advance in my own career either, and I've had all kinds of shitheads try.

hakunafrittata said...

Sad thing is he couldn't chair less what we think.

Phyllis Whitweed said...

No. but I'm not going to judge someone who does.

meagain said...

Nope.

Norm said...

Depends on who it is...

8==D KermitGosnellKnobJob said...

If the director is a Jodie Foster who has decided to try some rooster for a change, or Kathryn Bigelow (sp), I would totally do the casting couch. Then the role can go to anyone, I do not care about film jobs.

James said...

Hell to the fuck no well..... maybe if JLaw was the casting director but that'd never ever happen

Brooklyn Girl said...

No.

Smash said...

It's hard to say. I mean most of us ordinary folks do stuff we don't want to at our jobs...feeling emotionally and professionally fked at times to bring home a paycheck and to get advance..Why not do it for real to get ahead?

Fairylights said...

No.

Hortensia said...

Well, uh, yes to: Jeff Bridges (joking, he's a good guy);
oh, I'm so flustered, can't think who I'd do me!

Hortensia said...

That's the spirit, Kermit!

Claire said...

Nope - I accept i cant act ?

Scandi Sanskrit said...

No.

Must keep tidy. ??

OKay said...

HAHAHAHAHA Yeah, sure, if some guy actually wants to ride my fat middle-aged ass and gives me exactly what I want, he's welcome to it. Considering the dudes I've done for free (in my distant past), why not?

Zophie said...

@Smash, true, but I don't have to fuck my clients.

Zophie said...

I don't know if it's ever really that simple though. It's easy to say yeah, I'd screw someone for the ultimate role or a million dollars, etc., but I've found guys who try to use their position of power to get sex give as little as possible and make tons of promises that are all bullshit. Maybe there are some that say "I will give you X (huge) amount if you fuck me once for an hour," but usually not. And it's tiring to pretend to like someone you don't.

.Hot Cola said...

only if the persons look okay

Sam Blackwell said...

But you can anyway.