8 Celebrity Casting Couch Horror Stories
Hollywood casting couch stories are nothing new. Over the years, some have been relayed through sources; however, in recent years, actresses are speaking out how they were propositioned by directors and producers in exchange for acting gigs. Here are 8 casting couch stories from the celebrities themselves:
8. Gwyneth Paltrow
In 2010, Gwyneth Paltrow told Elle that early on in her career a director once offered her a role in exchange for sex. “When I was just starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom. I left. I was pretty shocked. I could see how someone who didn’t know better might worry, ‘My career will be ruined if I don’t give this guy a blow job,’” she said.
7. Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon had a particularly “disgusting” casting couch experience when she was first starting out in the business. According to her, she arrived at the audition and out of nowhere was attacked. “I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk. It was my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting. It wasn’t like I gave it a second thought. It was so badly done,” she told Elle in 2012.