Streep: 'De Laurentiis Called Me A Pig'

0
0
Subscribe to Dino De Laurentiis alerts

Movie mogul Dino De Laurentiis was so appalled when a young Meryl Streep was brought in to audition for him for King Kong - he called her a "pig".
The moviemaker/producer, who eventually picked Jessica Lange for the role in the 1976 film, thought he was being clever by using Italian to convey his disgust - but Streep understood every word.
She tells America's Entertainment Weekly magazine, "He said, 'Why did you send me this pig? This woman is so ugly... so I looked at him and I said, 'I'm very sorry that I disappoint you.'
"He was so used to treating girls like bimbos (and) never imagined that a blonde person could speak Italian."
De Laurentiis has denied Streep's story, insisting he did meet with the actress about another film project - but the encounter was nothing like the one the actress describes.


Contactmusic

Tags: Dino De Laurentiis - Meryl Streep - King Kong

0
0
Subscribe to Dino De Laurentiis alerts
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Sam Smith - Like I Can Video

Sam Smith has launched the new video for his single 'Like I Can', released off of his number one debut album 'In The...

Sam Smith - Like I Can Video

Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Brings Spectacle To Cinemas

Ridley Scott is no stranger to the biblical epic. From 'Gladiator' to 'Kingdom of Heaven'...

Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods And Kings' Brings Spectacle To Cinemas

Music Virtuoso Jack Garratt Reveals Early Forays Into Multi-Instrumentalism

It's common for a lot of musicians to come from a musical background...

Music Virtuoso Jack Garratt Reveals Early Forays Into Multi-Instrumentalism

Andrew Lloyd Webber Brings School Of Rock: The Musical To Broadway

Fans of Jack Black's epic 2003 comedy 'School of Rock' can get excited as...

Andrew Lloyd Webber Brings School Of Rock: The Musical To Broadway

'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Bids Farewell To Robin Williams

This year's sequel 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' may not be...

'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Bids Farewell To Robin Williams

Brad Pitt Dismissed From Jury Duty For Being Too Famous

Another reason why being famous rocks - the Get Out Of Jury Duty Free card. Brad Pitt has...

Brad Pitt Dismissed From Jury Duty For Being Too Famous

'Annie' Remake Tries To Put A Spin On The Classic [Trailer & Pictures]

Remaking a beloved musical is risky business: there's a reason no one...

'Annie' Remake Tries To Put A Spin On The Classic [Trailer & Pictures]

Matt Bomer Brings An Unexpected End To 'White Collar' In Thrilling Season Finale [SPOILERS]

Those who haven't yet seen the season finale of 'White Collar', look away now!...

Matt Bomer Brings An Unexpected End To 'White Collar' In Thrilling Season Finale [SPOILERS]
Advertisement

Comments

Dino De Laurentiis Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dino De Laurentiis

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All