Actor Michael Douglas spoke for the first time about why he refused to collaborate with Debra Winger in the 1984 film “Love, Emerald and the Crocodile.” It was about an unusual incident while they were meeting in a restaurant. He said the wing bit his hand hard. Thus Douglas confirmed the rumor that had been circulating in Hollywood for many years.
Michael Douglas, 77, was a guest on the podcast Literally! He confirmed in an interview that Debra Winger lost her role in the production of “Love, Emerald and the Crocodile” due to an incident when the cast was chosen for the film.
Douglas and director Robert Zemeckis set up a dinner date with Debra Winger, who was one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses at the time. She was supposed to play one of the main roles in the film. They met in a Mexican restaurant.
– We had dinner, had some tequila and so on. We left and it’s Debra Winger – just like you usually say “Hello!” “You’re giving someone a hilarious nudge on the shoulder,” she said, and bit my hand. Until she cried out in pain, Douglas betrayed. He added that the sting was deep enough to pierce the skin.
Later, he reported that while talking to the producers of the movie, he burst into tears. – I burst into tears and said: I can’t do this! I can’t go with her to the woods (the movie takes place there – in red). You bit my hand! ”- remembers Douglas. In the end, the creators agreed not to choose Wenger.
Rumors of a bite have surfaced before. Kathleen Turner, who took on the planned role of Debra Winger, wrote in her 2008 autobiography: “Michael Douglas initially wanted Debra Winger to play the role, but it seemed like they didn’t get along as well as he thought. I talked about him at a Mexican restaurant and he bit him, at least that’s what he said.
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