It’s the early 2000’s and a hot role for a black woman has just opened up. It comes with a big salary, guaranteed exposure and will almost definitely be a great launchpad for an acting career.
‘It was damn near war,’ a high-level source remembers. ‘Someone’s agent tried to bribe the producers. One actress even tried to sleep with the director. Another tried to intimidate the competition into withdrawing.’
This A list supermodel auditioned, campaigned and got rejected in the first round of interviews. She was bitter for months afterwards. Even blaming her agent.
This A list actress, who is and was respected by the Oscars, seemed to be the favourite until this A list superstar emerged late in the process, pounced like a panther and got the role over her. People were not happy with how that went down. A real casing horror story.
You’ll laugh when I tell you what the movie was.
So, tell me, Gossipers:
Who is the A list superstar that got the role?
Who is the A list supermodel that auditioned?
Who is the A list actress that lost out?
PS: Not any of the actresses in the top picture.