Funny thing about being in show biz for a quarter-century: Rose McGowan has managed, all by her lonesome, to get the hint that it's helpful to read a script and understand it before she auditions for a role.
You know, the audition, that part of the process where a performer gets in front of people and, oh, reads from the script and shows that he or she understands it?
"It was just so dumb," McGowan told E! News, talking about a note she'd recently received along with a script for an Adam Sandler project.
"casting note that came w/script I got today," she tweeted last week with a picture of said communique. "For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die."
Here's what killed her: "Notes: -Please make sure to read the attached script before coming in so you understand the context of the scenes. -Wardrobe Note: Black (or dark) form fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push up bras encouraged). And form-fitting leggings or jeans. Nothing white."
McGowan, 41, told E! that while she wasn't trying to "vilify" Sandler, she was irked by the "institutional infantilization" of female performers.
"Like an actress isn't going to look like her A-game. We need to remind her. My favorite part was the parenthesis: 'Push up bras encouraged.'"
Monday on Twitter, she'd noted that the instruction to read the script -- presumably sent to her expressly so she could read it -- was insulting, but also told E! it was weird that she'd gotten a solicitation for that type of role in the first place.
"I don't think I'm a natural pairing," McGowan joked.
Adam Sandler movies and a dose of stupidity? Now, that pairing seems a bit more natural ...