Barbra Streisand has mentioned her Yentl co-star Mandy Patinkin made her lifestyles “depressing for months” whilst filming the 1983 musical rom-com.
The 2 co-led Streisand’s directorial debut as scholars who meet at a yeshiva after Yentl (Streisand) disguises herself as a boy. Yentl quickly unearths herself falling in love with Avigdor (Patinkin), who’s already engaged.
Streisand, 81, wrote about running along The Princess Bride big name, 70, in her new memoir, My Identify is Barbra, revealing that Patinkin, who was once married, had propositioned her to have an affair.
“There was once a second, every week or so into the shoot, when Mandy and I have been doing a scene within the yeshiva,” Streisand recalled. “I believe he had two or 3 traces, however he wouldn’t glance me within the eye. He simply stared at my brow.”
When she later faced him about his behaviour, Streisand mentioned: “His face crumpled and he mentioned, ‘I believed we have been going to have a extra private courting.’
“‘What?’ I had no concept what he was once speaking about,” she persevered. “[He said,] ‘I believed we have been going to have an affair.’ I checked out him as though he have been loopy . . . 1) I’d by no means have an affair with an actor I used to be directing, 2) he was once married, and three) I wasn’t in any respect drawn to him. However I couldn’t inform him he was once now not precisely interesting to me. I didn’t wish to harm his emotions, so I merely mentioned, ‘I don’t function that approach.’ Tears rolled down his cheeks.”
The Humorous Lady big name mentioned that she threatened to interchange the Felony Minds alum must his “behaviour” proceed. “We’re simplest two weeks in. I will be able to reshoot your entire scenes if you’ll’t be extra skilled. I’ve waited fifteen years to understand my dream and I will be able to now not allow you to spoil it,’” Streisand wrote.
“By means of this level Mandy were making my lifestyles depressing for months, and I simply couldn’t undergo the considered making love with him. I’m now not that excellent an actress,” she added.
“So I modified it. I rewrote the scene. And now that I glance again on it, I wonder whether I allowed my frustration with Mandy to overrule my instincts. Possibly I must have let Yentl . . . and the target audience . . . have that second.”
The Unbiased has contacted Patinkin’s consultant for remark.
Patinkin has been married to fellow actor Kathryn Grody since 1980. Streisand, in the meantime, married Oceans 11 big name Elliott Gould in 1963 prior to they divorced in 1971. She then remarried to actor James Brolin in 1998.
In an interview with the BBC, forward of the discharge of her just about 1,000-page memoir, she admitted that she hasn’t had “a lot a laugh in her lifestyles”.
“I wish to reside lifestyles,” Streisand informed the BBC’s song correspondent Mark Savage. “I haven’t had a lot a laugh in my lifestyles, to inform you the reality. And I wish to have extra a laugh.”
My Identify is Barbra is out now.