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Steve Martin Objects to Abuse Accusations from ‘Little Store of Horrors’ Co-Star

Actress Miriam Margolyes was a real-life sufferer of Steve Martin’s sadistic dentist within the 1986 movie-musical Little Store of Horrors — at the very least in accordance with the British thespian’s new memoir. However Martin and director Frank Oz have distinctly totally different reminiscences of what went down on that set 35 years in the past. “I've to object,” Martin stated in an announcement to The Hollywood Reporter.  

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Within the film, Margolyes performed a bit half as a dental assistant to Martin’s merciless Orin Scrivello, and certainly, she will get a “punch” to the chops along with a door opened in her face. 

The issue: Margolyes new e-book claims Martin performed fairly tough, in accordance with HuffPost U.Ok. “I used to be hit all day by doorways opening in my face; repeatedly punched, slapped and knocked down by an unlovely and unapologetic Steve Martin — maybe he was Technique performing — and got here dwelling grumpy with a splitting headache.” Martin was “undeniably good however horrid to me,” she wrote.

It’s the type of on-set violence that, if true, would demand an apology. However as an alternative of a mea culpa, Martin provided his personal model of occasions. “Once I first learn Miriam Margolyes pejorative account of our scene in Little Store of Horrors, I used to be stunned,” learn Martin’s assertion. “My reminiscence is that we had communication as skilled actors. However when it's implied that I harmed her or was indirectly careless about doing the stunts, I've to object. I keep in mind taking EXTREME warning concerning the faux punch — the identical warning I might use with any comparable scene.”

Margolyes assured Martin that she was okay between stunts, he continued: “There was by no means any bodily contact between her and me, unintentional or in any other case, on this scene or some other we shot.”

That’s fairly a he stated/she stated, however Martin stated don’t simply take his phrase for it. There have been loads of solid and crew members on set to witness the precise goings-on, together with Little Store’s director Frank Oz. He, for one, is aligned with Martin’s reminiscence of what went down. “I at all times rehearse bodily actions in sluggish movement,” stated Ouncesin an announcement of his personal. “The scene was supposed to incorporate a faux punch. It’s puzzling what she’s speaking about. It’s not the Steve I do know or anybody is aware of. He’s at all times been skilled and respectful of everybody on all of my shoots.”

The punch Martin “throws” within the accomplished musical quantity definitely seems to be faux, and we’re assuming the a number of folks on set might need stated one thing had Martin truly cold-cocked Margolyes. However that’s Margolyes’ model of occasions, and nobody can say for one hundred pc sure that Martin wasn’t “unlovely” that day. At any fee, the 2 gained’t be working collectively anytime quickly and that’s too unhealthy for Margolyes — the famously potty-mouthed actress would have been good as yet one more crackpot neighbor in Solely Murders within the Constructing


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