Miriam Margoyles has criticized legendary comedian Steve Martin after appearing in a film with him in the 1980s.
The “Harry Potter” actress has mentioned in her recently released memoir, “Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life,” which is now available in stores, that she suffered through an “uncomfortable” experience while on the set of “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Margolyes says about the “Only Murders in the Building” star, “Steve Martin was the psychopathic dentist; yes, he was undeniably brilliant, but horrid to me.”
In the sequence, her character is ‘punched’ by Martin’s, and she revealed that it required numerous tries until the funnyman was satisfied.
She goes on to say, “During my only musical number (‘Dentist!’) I was hit all day by doors opening in my face; repeatedly punched, slapped, and knocked down by an unlovely and unapologetic Steve Martin – perhaps he was method acting – and came home grumpy with a splitting headache.”
‘I just thought he was rather horrid. He was a c**t, that’s all I can tell you,’ she alleged in an interview with News.com.
The actress further adds, “Let it not be said that I have never suffered in the name of Art.”
Miriam Margolyes reveals “Arnold Schwarzenegger farted in her face on purpose” in her new memoir alongside other shocking truths!
The ever Honest & outspoken Miriam Margolyes has come out & said in her book that Steve Martin was a C*^t & a horror to work with. she also stated that Arnold Schwarzenegger farted in her face on purpose as she was playing a dead person & he just squatted down and let 1 rip. pic.twitter.com/7KwGT43zHl
— Adelaideindependentnews. (@Adelaidenews2) September 10, 2023
Later on, the 82-year-old actress went on to mention that her experience working with Steve Buscemi on “Ed and his Dead Mother” was considerably more enjoyable
“Steve Buscemi is a brilliant actor and we had a delightful rapport. For somebody who’s being terrorized by me in the form of a murderous living corpse, he was unerringly sweet – knocked spots off Steve Martin,” Margolyes writes about Buscemi.
Margolyes, back in 2020, told Wylde Magazine that her role in “Little Shop Of Horrors” was her least favorite one.
“I had to be hit all day, and fall down all day, and I came home grumpy with a headache,” she stated. “So I think that’s my least favorite experience, really.”
“Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life” is available for purchase at Amazon, Bookshop, and other bookstores.