Edgar: "There's only one guy in this business I refuse to talk to,
and that's the manager of English director Tony Scott, brother of director
Ridley Scott. The manager did something to me that's just inexcusable.
If I see him, I just walk right by him.
"I brought Tony Scott over from England. We traveled to Chile together.
We got close. He was at my house all the time. I wanted to see how he
was. I called him up one day. And I got a call back from his little mouse
manager who says, 'Edgar, if you want to talk to Tony, you should go through
me.' I never spoke to him again. It was an insult of monumental proportions."
Luke: "Did you speak to Tony Scott again?"
Edgar: "No, I didn't. After that, I don't want to talk to him."
From 7/8/91 Newsweek:
"The dynamic duo are referred to as "auteur-producers," and we see
them on the set of "Days of Thunder" auteuring the hell out of poor director
Tony Scott. In their petulant rage at how they come off, Simpson and Bruckheimer...have
lost their sense of humor. They are actually rather engaging chaps, in
a Doonesbury kind of way, as they swagger through a world where you either
swagger or grovel."
It was for Beverly Hills Cop 2, Eddie Murphy, a fabulous cast. I was
very excited about it. It was to play a part of a cocktail waitress.
Basically the character is a silly, ditzy little blond. There are no
sexual connotations in this whatsoever. I had an acting coach. I worked
for a week on this. I go in, I am so ready, I am so excited. I go in
there wearing a white dress with a triangle cut out in the center. I
looked cute and sexy but still classy. And I walk in and a woman who's
about to take me in asks if I'm wearing any underwear. No. She runs
out. I have no clue what's going on. She comes back a few minutes later
and says for me to go in. I go in. There's Tony Scott and two other
guys in the room. Now this is Tony Scott, Ridley Scott's brother. I'm
so excited, I can't wait to meet him. I am so ready for this role. And
the first thing out of Tony Scott's mouth is can I get a nude Polaroid?
I said I'm not really comfortable with that. I'm trying to keep my cool.
He says how about a topless? I said, no, I don't think so, why don't
I just read for the role. I'm still trying to be sweet and nice but
I'm getting a little bit bothered at this point. I'm talking to Tony,
not the assistant, not the other two guys in the room. I read the part
and he stops me a couple of sentences in- no, no, no. 'You are really
horny. I want you to do this with a sexual edge to it.' So I redo it
with a sexual edge. He stops me in the middle: 'You want to sleep with
every man that you see. You are a total slut. I want to see that part
And I just stood there. I got goose bumps on my arms. I couldn't hold
back the tears. I started to cry and said I'm sorry, I don't think I'm
right for this role. I realized at that moment that they had no intentions.
They weren't really auditioning me for the role. They wanted to see
Ginger Lynn naked. They were in that whole porn was taboo and it wasn't
cool to be a porn star but every guy jerked off to your movies. It was
an eye opening experience of what Hollywood was like.