Debra Winger quit ‘A League of Their Own’ after Madonna was cast

Oscar-nominated actress Debra Winger quit the 1992 电影 “A League of Their Ownbecause Madonna was cast in the women’s baseball dramedy.

According to the Telegraph, Winger was starring in the role of Dottie, which was eventually taken over by Geena Davis.

Serious actress Winger even trained with the Chicago Cubs for three months, but when director Penny Marshall cast Madonna, Winger felt Marshall was making fluff —an Elvis film.


The studio agreed with me because it was the only time I ever collected a pay-or-play on my contract. 换一种说法, I collected my pay even though I did not play, and that’s very hard to get in a court,” she told the Telegraph.

她补充说, “As entertaining as [the finished film] 原为, you don’t walk away going, '哇, those women did that.’ You kind of go, ‘Is that true?’”

Debra Winger (大号) was supposed to play Dottie but quit the movie after Madonna ([R) was cast.

Debra Winger (大号) was supposed to play Dottie but quit the movie after Madonna ([R) was cast. (盖蒂 )

She said the other stars didn’t train as much as she did, but Davisdid OK.

I certainly don’t begrudge any of them,” said Winger, 66.

As far as Madonna’s performance? “我认为 [她的] acting career has spoken for itself,” Winger reportedly said.


Davis went on to get a Golden Globe nomination for the role, while Madonna picked up a nomination for Best Original Song. The film also stars Tom Hanks and Rosie O’Donnell.

Winger, most famous for her roles inAn Officer and a Gentleman” 和 “Terms of Endearment,” also spoke about quitting Hollywood back in 1995.

I stopped because I ceased being challenged,” 她说, adding that playing the supportive wife and mother gotpretty boring.

这些年来, the actress has come back for various indie films like 2008’sRachel Getting Married.” 最近, she acts in Apple TV+’s “先生. Corman.




, , , , , , ,