Monday, December 5, 2022

Minnie Driver Recalls ‘Pervy’ Casting Director Asking Her To Fake An Orgasm During An Audition

Minnie Driver isn’t afraid to face up for herself – even when she was simply beginning out within the leisure enterprise.

In an excerpt from her new memoir Managing Expectations, obtained by E! Information, the 52-year-old actress recalled being an aspiring younger actress making an attempt out for a tv industrial in her hometown of London simply after she made her big-screen debut in Circle of Mates. Whereas she might have been excited in regards to the alternative at first, it ended up being a horrible expertise after a casting director made an inappropriate request.

In accordance with Minnie, there had been a male director and greater than a dozen different males from an advert company contained in the audition room. Since a script was not given to her for the industrial, the director had instructed her to recreate the notorious scene from When Harry Met Sally:

“You’ve seen the film When Harry Met Sally? You realize the scene the place she fakes an orgasm? OK. Eat a chunk of chocolate and do this.”

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The Good Will Looking star had been shocked, replying:

“Fake an orgasm?”

To which the person responded whereas laughing:

“Sure. Except you fancy having an actual one.”


Minnie claimed the director requested her to do it twice, as soon as “usually” and once more in a “greater” method, telling her that take can be used for a Dutch market. All through the expertise, the Speechless alum remembered desirous to run out of the room to warn the opposite ladies ready for his or her flip. She wrote, per The Instances:

“I considered all the women ready exterior. All of us vying for a possibility that was truly humiliation dressed up in a pick-me! outfit. I wished to run on the market and warn them. I wished to inform them we had been higher than this, higher than being lunchtime leisure for a bunch of pervy execs, their perviness sanctioned by this being thought-about ‘work.’ However after all I didn’t, as a result of the hearth was lit and it required gasoline, and any gasoline, nonetheless troubling, will burn simply the identical.”

However, she continued and ate the “revolting” chocolate whereas faking an orgasm identical to the scene within the 1989 film. When Minnie informed the casting group she couldn’t do it once more, one of many advert males allegedly mentioned:

“Course you’ll be able to, love, that’s one of the best bit about being a lady!”

Nonetheless, the Oscar nominee put her foot down, firing again on the crew that she wouldn’t do it anymore as a result of she “will throw up.” As Minnie recollects, the director simply “sneered” and “rolled his eyes,” saying:

“Nicely, all the opposite ladies have apparently very a lot loved this.”

Gathering her coat, Minnie clapped again:

“They had been faking it.”

After the horrible audition, she got here residence to a voice message telling her that they’d mentioned she was “troublesome” on the tryout:

“I knew I’d now been marked. Branded with a scarlet D that always comes with saying ‘no’ as an actress.”

And sadly, this has been the reality for many other actresses (and girls normally) within the enterprise. As an alternative of being revered for pushing again towards one thing she was not comfy doing within the second, her assertiveness was simply thought-about as being “troublesome.” Terrible.

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[Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN]

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