As a new film spotlights her 60-year career, record-breaking film extra Jill Goldston discusses turning down Warren Beatty’s indecent proposal and hanging out with David Bowie

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      8 months ago

      @cryostars doesn’t seem to have bothered her though:

      “Extras are the lowest and you don’t ever speak to a star unless they speak to you. We’ve been told: ‘Tom Cruise is about to come on set. Please do not make eye contact.’” She has always found the strictly enforced on-set hierarchy more amusing than demeaning. “I had self-worth, because I was part of the film. Films would be very boring without extras. You’d get on the tube train, and there’d be no one else in it!”

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          8 months ago

          Totally, not disputing that.

          Massive contrast with Bowie in the same article, who came up to talk to her because he remembered her from being extras together before he got famous.

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          Yes, he is. I worked on one of his films and he is everything you read about him. I witnessed him flip his shit but to be fair, that was when he and Katie Holmes were breaking up.