Harry Hamlin, star of Clash of the Titans, LA Law, Mad Men and a current house husband on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills did an interview with Page Six about how he lost the role of Indiana Jones, and it’s not because he doesn’t play well with snakes. Harry claims it was because he talked shit about Steven Spielberg and Spielberg’s relationship with Amy Irving, while there was a hidden camera set up listening to them the whole time.
Harry told Page Six that he and Stephanie Zimbalist auditioned together for the roles of Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood. When they got to the audition, Spielberg told them that George Lucas was on a plane and going to be 45 minutes late. Spielberg then asked Harry and Stephanie to bake a chocolate cake for George in the production studio’s kitchen. That’s not a euphemism. Spielberg wanted them to bake an actual cake, and that would’ve made me think that either Spielberg was stoned on some shit, or that they didn’t want me for the role of Indiana Jones and were just using me to bake a cake for free. But what was really going on was that Harry and Stephanie were secretly being filmed so that Spielberg and George, who was there in another room and not on a plane, could see if they had chemistry. Harry didn’t know this and took this baking opportunity to pretty stupidly shade Spielberg. Or maybe Harry just misread the role description and thought Indiana Jones was a gossipy chocolate cake maker?!
via Page Six:
“He closed the door and left and we were standing alone in this kitchen,” Hamlin continued. “I said, ‘Stephanie, have you ever made a chocolate cake?’ And she said, ‘No…’”
The pair then spent 40 minutes talking as they attempted to make a cake with no instructions.
“During that time, because Amy Irving [Spielberg’s future wife from 1985-1989] had been a good friend of mine, I was talking about how Amy was calling her friend group in LA and saying that this guy, this director guy was stalking her in New York and how she was kind of getting annoyed because this guy, Steven Spielberg, was showing up at the stage door every night with flowers.”
He continued, “It never occurred to me … that we were actually in the audition while we were making the cake.”
Hamlin said the kitchen was bugged with cameras and microphones while Spielberg and Lucas were upstairs watching them, seeing if they had chemistry.
Amy also auditioned for the role of Marion and didn’t get it, obviously, and now we allegedly know why! THOUGH SHE DID GET TO BE THE SINGING VOICE OF JESSICA RABBIT, so choke on that Spielberg!
Harry went on to say that he never did get to work with Spielberg or learn how to bake a cake.
“I didn’t get the part, OK, and I’ve never worked with Steven Spielberg, and I grant you that I never will work with Steven Spielberg and I never learned how to make a cake.”
So Harry lost a job for being a messy gossip and now he’s part of a messy reality TV show that people watch solely because the wrecks on there are messy gossips. Full circle, baby!!!