Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Today's Blind Items - The Role

In this space, the casting couch is often mentioned. It might get you a role for a particular production, or the opportunity to steal an Oscar, or be placed with a director who gets you many Oscar roles, but it offers no guarantees about your future. There is one actress, foreign born who is an Oscar winner/nominee, who figured that out on her own. Back when she was first starting out and in her very early 20's, she had a very brief fling with an actor who had already achieved A list status. They are from the same very small country. He had seen her in a play and although he was married to his second wife, the pair hit it off for a very quick, but torrid affair. Over the years, they would see each other, and after that first time, always rebuffed him. She knew that she would hook up with him again, but wanted it to be on her terms and in a way that would make her a huge star. 

She saw her opportunity in a movie where she was not the first choice for the role. She had made an enemy of this foreign born A list mostly movie actor who is an Oscar winner/nominee in her first leading role when she wouldn't sleep with him. The cranky guy let it be known the actress was "difficult" to work with and no one should hire her. When her former lover, the A list actor was cast in a role in the movie she wanted to land, the one she knew would make her career, she reached out. She made it very clear that if he wanted to have sex with her, she wanted that role. They had sex and he talked to the director and got her the role. It made her a huge star. She never looked back.

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