Dustin Hoffman gave Geena Davis some advise on how to get out of a date with Jack Nicholson.
When they co-starred in the 1982 film "Thelma and Louise," the actress who played the title character revealed that Dustin gave her plenty of advice on how to navigate Hollywood. One of his best suggestions was a justification she could use to turn down advances from co-stars, with Dustin advising her to say it would ruin the sexual chemistry between them.
The New Yorker said that Geena claimed Dustin instructed her to inform prospective suitors that she was "extremely pretty. Although I would really like to, it would damage our sexual chemistry.
She told the newspaper that she "kept the advise away," but she later used it when she got a note requesting her to phone Jack.
Geena continued, "So I said, 'Hello, Mr. Nicholson.' I called him with excitement. Model Geena is shown here. Did you call me? Hey, Geena, he said. When will it happen?"
"Oh, no, why didn't I realise this is what it was going to be about," she continued. However, I knew just what to say right away: "Uh, Jack, I would love to. You have a great look. However, I have a hunch that we'll collaborate at some point in the future, and I'd hate to spoil the sexual tension between us.
"Oh, man, where'd you get that?" he said. Therefore, it was successful.
Geena recently said that after winning the Oscar, filmmakers treated her differently.
The 65-year-old actress won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1989 for her performance as Muriel Pritchett in "The Accidental Tourist," but she acknowledges that the accolade changed how filmmakers saw her.
"I didn't ever think, 'This is my magic ticket to achieving whatever I want to do,' or, like, now I was at the top of the A-list, or anything like that," Geena recounted in a podcast interview with entertainment journalist Allison Kugel.
I hadn't considered it that way, but I unanticipatedly felt a great sense of accomplishment. "Well, I got that out of the way," I said to myself. I never have to worry about whether I'll receive one of these things. "I had two directors, after I won the Oscar, with whom I had a hard start because they expected that I would believe I was "all that," and they wanted to make sure that I didn't feel like I was "all that," she continued.