Miriam Margolyes Says Steve Martin Was ‘Horrid’ to Her on Set

Miriam Margolyes opened up about her negative experience working with Steve Martin

Miriam Margolyes and Steve Martin
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Steve Martin is perhaps one among Hollywood’s funniest stars, however actress Miriam Margolyes didn’t have a enjoyable expertise working with him on the 1986 film musical Little Store of Horrors.

Margolyes, 82, opened up about her “vile expertise” working with Martin, 78, in her new memoir, Oh Miriam!: Tales From An Extraordinary Life — which hit cabinets earlier this month — alleging that the Solely Murders within the Constructing star was “quite horrid” to movie with.

“Steve was and is good, this isn’t about his expertise, nearly his kindness at the moment in his life,” she instructed Australian information web site information.com.au about her remarks.

Margolyes — well-known for her function as Professor Sprout within the Harry Potter movie sequence — performed a dental receptionist to Martin’s villainous Orin Scrivello in Little Store of Horrors. Whereas filming the musical quantity “Dentist!,” Margolyes’ mentioned it took her and Martin a number of tries to nail a scene by which he knocks out her character with a punch.

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“I didn’t take pleasure in it and I had a splitting headache on the finish of the day,” she instructed the outlet. “He was extremely unfriendly, as a result of he was a perfectionist. He was an artist and all he was inquisitive about was getting it proper, getting the comedian second proper, and he was appropriate to try this, however he ought to have included me.”

Regardless of recognizing Martin’s skills as a “gifted” comedic actor, she concluded her ideas by calling him a “c—t,” including, “That’s all I can let you know.”

Martin, for his half, has not publicly addressed Margolyes’ feedback. Us Weekly reached out to Martin’s reps for remark.

Miriam Margolyes opened up about her negative experience working with Steve Martin

Steve Martin and Miriam Margolyes in ‘Little Store of Horrors’
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Martin is just not the one superstar Margolyes calls out in her new ebook —writing that she “simply didn’t like” Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger. She met the rocker, 80, in 2001 following a West Finish efficiency of The Vagina Monologues, by which she starred alongside Jagger’s girlfriend on the time, Sophie Dahl.

“He wasn’t inquisitive about anyone else,” she famous. “He didn’t say ‘Good night,’ or, ‘How’s the present going?’ He thought he was necessary, and he’s necessary, however necessary individuals ought to by no means assume they’re necessary and will by no means present it in the event that they assume it. I simply thought he was a tiresome outdated git.”