Steve Martin is speaking out after hearing of Miriam Margoyles‘ claims about working with him.
The Only Murders In The Building star and Miriam worked together on Little Shop of Horrors, with him as Orin Scrivello, and her as his assistant. Keep reading to find out more… In her original statements, through an excerpt from her book “Oh Miriam!
Stories from an Extraordinary Life”, she had said that working with Steve was “horrid” to her. “During my only musical number (‘Dentist!’) I was hit all day by doors opening in my face; repeatedly punched, slapped, and knocked down by an unlovely and unapologetic Steve Martin,” Miriam had wrote. “Perhaps he was method acting – and [I] came home grumpy with a splitting headache.” In a statement via THR, Steve refutes her claims. “When I first read Mariam Margolyes pejorative account of our scene in Little Shop of Horrors, I was surprised,” he admitted in his statement. “My memory is that we had a good communication as professional actors.” He then added, “But when it is implied that I harmed her or was in some way careless about doing the stunts, I have to object.
I remember taking EXTREME caution regarding the fake punch – the same caution I would use with any similar scene.” While Miriam didn’t have fond memories of working with this Steve, she had better ones with another actor with the same name.Read more on justjared.com