Raiden Greer says topless scenes were not mentioned in his contract
Actress Raiden Greer claims she was fired true Detective After refusing to go topless for a scene, under pressure from director Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Greer was cast to play an alien dancer in the HBO series in 2013, and says that after raising some concerns, she was assured by her agent and the casting department that the role would not include nudity because of her This was not disclosed in the contract. .
talking to The Daily Beast, Greer said: “I kept getting replies from my agent and casting – ‘No, it would be absolutely unheard of if they asked you to do nudity, when it’s not disclosed. There were no riders, no one in your contract. The conversation wasn’t happening, it won’t happen, so stop asking about it because it makes you look amateurish.’ So, I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll stop worrying about it’.”
On the day of filming though, Greer got nothing but pasties in her trailer and a nude thong to wear.
After objecting to the dress, Greer says that Fukunaga and another producer on the show pulled her aside for a chat in an attempt to convince her.
“Carrie told me at the time, ‘Everybody on this show goes topless. All the women on the show go topless. Your character is a stripper, so you have to,'” Greer said.
“He was trying different things to convince me that it was no big deal,” she said. “This [was] It’s going to be delicious, or it’s going to be really insignificant in the background. I was like, ‘Well, if it’s so unimportant, why is he so insistent that I have to do it?’ It was just on and on without any movement. “
Greer says he was fired from the role after the latter refused to back down, describing the experience as “disgraceful” and “outrageous”.
Granthshala has reached out to representatives for Fukunaga and HBO for comment.
Seeing Fukunaga giving interviews promoting her latest film inspired the actress to step forward no time to die, where they discussed bringing a feminist approach to the James Bond franchise.
Last month, Fukunaga reported Hollywood Reporter How he brought in Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge to help work on the script.
“From my first conversation [producer Barbara Broccoli]”That was a very strong campaign,” Fukunaga said. “You can’t turn Bond into a different person overnight. But you can certainly change the world around him and the way he acts in that world.
“It’s a story about a white man in this world as a detective, but you have to be willing to lean on the female characters to make more than just appearances.”