Cary Joji Fukunaga, the director of the latest James Bond film No Time to Die, has been accused of demanding an actress seem topless and firing her when she refused to do it.
In an interview with The Each day Beast Wednesday, Raeden Greer, who was forged for a small talking position on True Detective when she was 24 years outdated, signed onto the HBO present beneath the impression there could be no nudity in any respect regardless of taking part in an unique dancer.
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When she auditioned, the scene was initially set within the dressing room of a strip membership, and there wasn’t even a nudity rider, which is a regular consent contract for actors agreeing to a sure stage of undress and whether or not or not mentioned nudity can be utilized in advertising and marketing materials. It additionally permits performers to barter a better paycheck if they comply with be bare on display screen. So when she obtained the script and observed her half concerned a bit of little bit of dancing, Greer grew to become very cautious of what execs might make her do:
“I began questioning, ‘Are they going to attempt one thing with me? As a result of this has by no means been talked about that there was any nudity on this position.’”
And realizing that different stars like Alexandra Daddario appeared nude on the present earlier than, the American Horror Story alum made positive along with her agent and casting that she wouldn’t need to carry out within the buff:
“So, I began asking after that, like, ‘To be clear, there’s no nudity concerned on this position, proper?’ I stored getting the reply from my agent and from casting — no, that may be completely unparalleled in the event that they requested you to do nudity after it wasn’t disclosed. There was no rider, there was no negotiating this into your contract, that may not occur, so cease asking about it as a result of it’s making you look amateurish.’ So, I used to be like, ‘OK, I’m gonna stop worrying about it.’”
Nonetheless, on the day of filming in March 2013, she says her wardrobe consisted of nothing however a nude thong and pasties. After asking a PA to seize somebody to speak about her feeling “extraordinarily uncomfortable” with the costume or lack thereof, Fukunaga and one other producer allegedly pulled her apart and pressured her into caving in. Greer recalled:
“I used to be, like, frantic as a result of I don’t wish to try this, I don’t wish to get bare. I wasn’t anticipating to [and] this isn’t truthful. Are you anticipating me to do that? Cary mentioned to me at that second, ‘Everyone on this present goes topless. All the ladies on the present go topless. Your character is a stripper, so you need to.’”
Really, no, she doesn’t need to — particularly if it’s not in her contract! However regardless of placing her foot down, the 2 males allegedly continued attempting to push her into doing the scene:
“He was attempting various things to persuade me that it’s not a giant deal. It [was] going to be very tasteful, or it’s simply gonna be actually insignificant within the background. I used to be like, ‘Effectively, if it’s so insignificant, why is he so insistent that I’ve to do that?’ It was simply on and on and on with no budging.”
Greer nonetheless refused, and he or she says the 2 males ultimately left to give you a backup plan. However when one other producer ultimately circled again to her, she claims it was simply to tell the Magic Mike XXL actress that they discovered an additional to take over the position and fired her:
“It was extraordinarily s****y, it was horrible. To understand how little I mattered and the way little no matter I delivered to the desk meant to them. It was like, ‘You might be simply utterly disposable and even someone who has by no means f**king acted earlier than can do that. Simply go dwelling, we’ll get anyone else to return in right here and do that.’ So yeah, it was degrading. It was humiliating and made me really feel horrible. As quickly as I bought in my automobile, I began crying and I known as my agent and I advised her what occurred and he or she couldn’t consider it.”
Wow, what a d**okay a factor to do to somebody — once more, particularly when nudity wasn’t within the contract within the first place! Loads of stripper storylines don’t need to name for nudity, but when that’s what the creatives needed, they need to have ensured it was all agreed on throughout the casting and negotiation course of. However since they didn’t, based on her, they as a substitute allegedly pressured her into doing one thing that wasn’t within the job description after which fired her when she refused.
However why didn’t she come ahead along with her story till 8 years later? Greer defined to The Each day Beast that she determined to do it after seeing Fukunaga open up about bringing feminism into the Bond franchise and defined that he employed Phoebe Waller-Bridge as a co-writer to make sure the movie’s “feminine characters [are] extra than simply contrivances.” One thing Raeden now finds hypocritical after her incident:
“Now, Cary is out right here speaking about his feminine characters — it’s like one other slap within the face again and again and over. Sure, he has had an illustrious profession — that was a star-maker for him, and what occurred to me? No person cares. That was the human aspect that was lacking that’s so hurtful to me, that you can simply have a look at someone — a younger woman who’s beginning out in her profession who doesn’t wish to present every little thing she’s bought bare on digicam spur of the second, and you may’t perceive that? He knew that he wasn’t doing [it] above board. He knew.”
Although perhaps the director had realized alleged errors of previous and needed to be a great man going ahead? We don’t know, however we do perceive how it might nonetheless frustrate the actress nonetheless.
Right now, Fukunaga hasn’t responded to the accusation. Reactions to the claims made by Greer, Perezcious readers? Tell us within the feedback (beneath).
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