Lisa Guerrero

  1. Marg Helgenberger, Fire Down Below, 1996.      As Hurricane Harvey hit Hollywood in October 2017 – after 40-plus women reported sexual harrassment or assault by producer-turned-pariah Harvey Weinstein – memories were stirred, courage taken and names named. US TV’s Inside Edition correspondent Lisa Guerrero, 53, an acress in the 90s, told her programme and Hollywood Reporter, how she lost the female lead of Fire after (a) insisting casting director Shari Rhodes accompany her to her auditon at Steven Seagal’s mansion where he wore a robe (like most Weinstein stories and (b) for refusing a callback for “a private rehearsal” that night. She received a smaller, one-day role. “It was understood that I would not have to be alone with him. I did the scene. I felt uncomfortable because he was with these other male cast and crew members giggling and leering at me. Then he asked me to his dressingroom. I was appalled so embarrassed. At this point I’m 31 years old, I’m not 18, but I felt like a child. I said no. And he gave me a dismissive look and walked away. My role was completely cut out of the film… because I declined his offers three times.” After 17 acting jobs between 1990 and 2013, incuding Sunset Beach and Seinfeld, Lisa turned broadcast journalist… only to find “there’s still creeps in sportscasting. But in acting, I think women are much more vulnerable.”

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