UPDATE, FRIDAY, 7:55 AM: Rose McGowan told Good Morning America she doesn’t care if she’s blacklisted for tweeting what she felt was a sexist casting call announcement that she claims got her dropped from her talent agency. “I don’t care, bring it,” she said. “You want to to play, let’s play.” She also said she called out the industry because “I just want to make it better for the next girl coming after me, that she doesn’t have to sell her body and soul just because she wants to be a creative person. That isn’t the fine that you pay at the gate.” As to her reaction when she found out she’d been dropped by her agency: “You’re hilarious. That was my response: ‘You’re hilarious. Like, ‘Come on, Hollywood, get a better script. This one’s predictable.'”
PREVIOUS, THURSDAY PM: A day after Rose McGowan took to Twitter to say she had been “fired” by her agent at Innovative Artists, the agency issued a statement clarifying its side of the story. The actress tweeted Wednesday that she felt “got fired by my wussy acting agent” for speaking out last week about what McGowan felt was a sexist casting-call announcement. To wit:
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Innovative said today that the agent in question, Sheila Wenzel — who also had worked with Amanda Seyfried and Britt Robertson — already had moved on from the agency before McGowan’s tweet. “Sheila Wenzel, Rose McGowan’s primary agent, parted ways with Innovative before McGowan’s tweet yesterday,” it said in a statement. “Wenzel was not the primary agent for Amanda Seyfried and Britt Robertson.”
This afternoon, McGowan issued another tweet, this time saying Wenzel is a “wonderful agent.”
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