The film critic of ye olde Financial Times is in Cannes, don’t you know, for the filmfest, and reports as follows:
A casting notice for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 4, shooting now, said actresses “must have real breasts. Do not submit if you have implants.” Auditionees will reportedly be subjected to a “jiggling test”, as brutally decisive, no doubt, as the ducking stool in witch-hunting days.
So now you know.
How different from the good ol’ days. One of my fondest memories of Cannes is a report by the incomparable Barry Norman in which he told of a publicity stunt involving two topless starlets playing ping-pong on the beach,”watched by 200 male journalists, none of whom could have said with any certainty where the ball was at any given moment”.