Gina Gershon

  1. Apollonia, Purple Rain, 1983.      A lovers’ tiff supposedly caused Vanity to quit Prince’s classic just days before shooting started. Flashdancer Jennifer Beals was swiftly contacted. And just as quickly passed – busy studying at Yale. Director Albert Magnoli saw a hundred girls. Including Gershon, who got cold feet due to a nude skinny dipping scene. “I had never done a movie before. I was 18 or something .., I wanted to be a quote-unquote serious actress… I don’t know what I was thinking I was totally stupid. I was like : Oh, I don’t want that to be my first scene. ” Said her friend, the actress-singer Jill Jones. “With Gina that would’ve been a totally different film.” Among her future films were… Bound and Showgirls.
  2. Crystal Bernard, Wings, TV, 1990-1997.      Marcia Cross, Lisa Darr, Gina Gershon, Peri Gilpin, Marcia Gay Harden, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Megan Mullally, Julianne Moore, Rita Wilson also auditioned for Helen… who finally wed  Tim Daly’s Joe  at the end of the sixth season and 172 episodes.

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