Gina Davis blocked Nicholson’s lead with the help of Dustin Hoffman

“I have a feeling we’ll be working together at some point in the future, and I’d hate to spoil the sexual tension between us,” Davis told Nicholson.

Geena Davis Avoidance of Jack Nicholson Mail-“Tootsie“the fame.

Davis, who worked as a model before playing a minor role in the corresponding movie “Tootsie” Dustin Hoffmanrevealed to New Yorker which Nicholson proposed to her after a dinner with the directors. As a fledgling actress, Davis channeled the advice her co-star Hoffman told her about being closely involved with the cast.

Say, ‘Well, you are very attractive. I’d like to do it, but it would destroy the sexual tension between us,” Davis remembered Hoffman telling her about how to navigate the co-star’s lust. “And she’d kept that advice away.”

The “Thelma & Louise” star continued, “After Tootsie, a modeling agent and two other model actors took me to Hollywood to meet the directors. He happened to know Jack Nicholson, and every night Jack Nicholson had dinner with us. Then one day there was a note under the door that said, “Please call Jack Nicholson at this number.” I was, like, can’t believe it! And I said, Hello, Mister Nicholson. This is Jenna the model. Did you call me? He said: Hi Jenna. When will that happen? “

Davis said, “I was, like, ‘Oh, no—why didn’t I realize that was what it would be like?’ But it quickly crossed my mind what to say: ‘Ah, Jack, I’d like it.’ You’re very attractive. But I have a feeling we’ll be working together at some point in the future, and I’d hate to spoil the sexual tension between us. It was, like, ‘Oh, man, where did you get it?’ who – which? ‘So it worked out.’

Davis too Toxic workplace experience details With co-star Bill Murray in the 1999 film “Quick Change” in her memoir, “Dying of politeness.” Davis alleged that Murray had inappropriately tried to use a massager on her; There are multiple allegations against Murray over recent productions, including the suspension of Aziz Ansari’s directorial debut, “Being Human” after Sexual assault allegations against Murray.

Hoffman was later charged with exposing himself to a minor and assaulting two women. Claims spanning decades came to light In 2017. Murray defend Hoffman’s actions, calling him a “crazy” flirt but a “really good guy”.

Davis, who founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, got involved Curse turning 40 As a Hollywood woman who has influenced her career in terms of on-screen sex.

“When I started, I heard that after 40 you stop getting roles. But I was getting these giant roles, and I thought, OK, that’s obviously not going to happen to me. It was amazing to realize that,” Davis said. “It was so amazing and heartbreaking. It felt like a forced retirement.”

She added that despite the “Stuart Little” films, the work “just dried up” and was an “incredibly painful” double standard in the industry.

“I have a theory as to why this happens. I think a lot of male screenwriters put in a female character if they need to — a girlfriend or a daughter or something — and then, when they cast all the other roles in their mind, the transition is always male. And so the The really cool parts for people in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, whatever, always go to the guys,” the alum said. “It’s not fair, because they collaborate and have younger stars. I always say, “Check and find out who could be a female, or who could be a person of color, and change the first name.” I once said to my agent, “Can we figure out what Liam Neeson turns down and go for those parts?”

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