Romeo Juliet 1968

The film capabilities facets where Hussey’s breasts and Whiting’s buttocks are shown

Roughly about five an extended time later, the lead solid of 1968’s Romeo and Juliet is lend a hand within the facts again. This time around, it’s touching on a factual controversy. Actors Olivia Hussey, 71, and Leonard Whiting, 72, derive sued Paramount Photos, the film’s production firm, over a teen nude scene, for reportedly $500 million. Hussey and Whiting were aged 15 and 16 respectively at the time of filming the film.  

The lawsuit suggests that the younger actors were sexually abused and careworn whereas shooting for the film. They extra alleged that director Franco Zeffirelli, who handed on in 2019, had forced them into comprising and adhering to his directions.

The actors averred how Zeffirelli originally suggested that they’d be carrying nude-hued costumes whereas filming bedroom scenes, but at final modified his stance on the day of the shoot and said that they’d easiest derive makeup on their our bodies.

Turns out, the naive younger actors obliged with out realizing that the total association became once a teach violation of the federal and Californian laws of indecency and exploitation of teens.  

The film capabilities facets where Hussey’s breasts and Whiting’s buttocks are shown for temporary moments. Whereas the film became out to be a essential hit, the nerve-racking episode persevered to haunt the actors for years.

Snappy forward to at the serene time, Hussey and Whiting consider they’re entitled to around $500 million for the damages introduced on.

Paramount Photos is but to express on the controversy.

Lead Image: Paramount Photos