Mickey Rourke blasts ‘casting couch’ directors

June 9th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 9 (ANI): Mickey Rourke has blasted Hollywood’s casting couch culture, insisting that some directors abuse their position to bed aspiring young actors.

The Wrestler actor revealed that he had seen girls landing roles without even going for an audition, while he had to labour his way in to movies.

“There’s definitely something called a casting couch,” the Daily Star quoted him as saying.

“I did it the old-fashioned way: I went to acting school and broke my ass, studied hard. But if you take a girl from the Midwest with a pretty face, and instead of inviting them in for an audition in the morning, the directors invite them for dinner at night? That’s not going to wash in my house.

“I can recall with certain women, we’d go out, I’d park the car on Sunset (Boulevard), and by the time I’d got to the kerb there’d be three or four producers handing them cards. That kind of thing makes me act a bit like Attila the Hun. There’s ways you get a job, and ways you get a job,” he added. (ANI)

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