The Iconic Pam Grier Reveals Why She Turned Down Trump
Pam Grier has more than 50 years in the entertainment game and she’s still going strong. Known for classic 1970’s films, like Wonder Woman, Coffy, Black Mama/White Mama, Jackie Brown, and of course, Foxy Brown, Grier is still known as one of the sexiest actresses of that era. During a recent interview with the Associated Press, Grier discussed the evolution of filmmaking over the years and the vast changes in Hollywood. The 68-year-old actress revealed she actually did her own stunts until she starred in Foxy Brown. In addition to discussing Hollywood, she also touched on why she once turned down Donald Trump.
The Price Of Success:
According to The Grio, Grier shared details about some of the complications she faced filming an action movie in the 70s. Since there weren’t stunt doubles back then, there were times when Grier suffered mild injuries in the process of bringing scenes to life. ”I almost broke my ankle,” she said. “They painted my cast to look like a boot, and I’m limping. And I was ‘Does this look good?’ It looks good.”
She went on to wish the best for actresses of today. When asked how she felt about the remake of Foxy Brown starring Meagan Good, she had nothing but great things to say about the talented actress. In fact, she’s optimistic about the remake and believes it will be interesting. “I applaud them, I want them to succeed,” Grier said. “I started it. I don’t want them to fail.”
Turning Down Trump:
During the interview, Grier discussed present opportunities she’s had. Apparently, the famed actress was offered an opportunity to be on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice but quickly turned it down. Grier explained how she believes in”due diligence” with people before opting to work with them. Donald Trump’s hypocrisy is definitely a deal breaker for Pam Grier:
“Here’s a man who said he was going to offer jobs, well, your caps are made in China,” Grier said. “I haven’t heard him say that he would have a factory here to put people to work. I haven’t heard his daughter say they would start a factory here to put people to work, so I’m confused. I’m like, ‘Where’s the logic here?’”
Right now, Grier has better things anyways, she’s focusing on turning her best-selling autobiography, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, into a film. The project is still in the production planning stages but its probably safe to say it’ll be a hit.