As a new film spotlights her 60-year career, record-breaking film extra Jill Goldston discusses turning down Warren Beatty’s indecent proposal and hanging out with David Bowie

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    8 months ago

    Nobody here has mentioned that “no eye contact” is really common in Hollywood. To the point that various celebrities including Conan O’Brien had that rule for their staff but was totally unaware and as soon as they found out, they put a stop to it immediately.

    I’m not saying Tom Cruise didn’t know but it’s definitely a possibility.

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      8 months ago

      @CaptnNMorgan that’s an interesting point.

      As far as I can tell she never worked in Hollywood - she lives in the UK and the films mentioned in the article include a lot of British movies.

      That might be why the Tom Cruise eye contact thing stood out to her as an example of ridiculous heirarchy.

      I wonder if it was a Hollywood studio shooting on location, or some sort of co-pro.

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        8 months ago

        It still could be someone on his team telling people that and he is totally unaware. Idk why I’m trying to defend Tom Cruise I’m just not convinced this is what makes him a bad person

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          @CaptnNMorgan yeah I’m happy to be agnostic on it. Ironically though, him acting unaware of his cult’s behaviour probably is a big part of what makes him a bad person.

          I just liked this article because I thought Jill Goldston’s life sounds super interesting.

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      I wouldn’t be surprised, especially for A-listers, especially on-set. Eye-contact promotes conversations which, even when they are more stimulating than “Oh wow! You’re _____!! I loved you in that thing”, eat up time in a very busy production schedule. It’s even worse if the star is genuinely nice and personable, and sincerely appreciates their fans. It adds up to hours gone every day in 3-6 minute increments.