Sorry Folks, No Nude Juliet

Following up on our previous story about 14yr old Hainlee Steinfeld possibly getting naked for her turn as Juliet, the director has confirmed that it’s not happening. The rumor came about because the script – which clearly says “get naked” – had been leaked, so when the 14yr old was cast, it didn’t take long to put 2 and 2 together.
The script was written with a 20yr old actress, the director tells us. Once an age-appropriate Juliet was cast, they went back and snipped all the naked stuff.
I will cut the director some slack for assuming that he was using the gossip mill to generate buzz for his movie with the story. I won’t, however, forgive him for the quote in the original story where he said that he went with a 14 yr old girl for Juliet because “that’s the way Shakespeare did it.”

5 thoughts on “Sorry Folks, No Nude Juliet

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well if he REALLY wants to do it the way Shakespeare did, he could have cast Juliet being a 14 year old boy.

  2. The script was "leaked"? Wait, wasn't the script written & published about four hundred years ago?

  3. Hype or no, I am really looking forward to the production. I thought Hallie Steinfeld was superb in True Grit and I can't wait to see how she does with Shakespeare.
    –Carl

  4. Would you have preferred I said "screenplay"? Somebody has to write in those "And then they take their clothes off…." stage directions!

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