Sadly, the casting couch is still around in Hollywood. In fact, even Gwyneth Paltrow almost fell victim to it at one point in her career!
In a new interview with Elle, Paltrow recalls a time when she was up for a role if she were to put out.
"When I was just starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom," she told the magazine. "I left. I was pretty shocked. I could see how someone who didn't know better might worry, 'My career will be ruined if I don’t give this guy a blow job!'"
Gwyneth has obviously gone on to have a great career, and continues to get great projects at her age. But she admits she was offered better roles when she was younger. "There’s a lot that’s okay, but there’s little that's really good, especially for someone my age," she said. "Sometimes you find out that something you really liked is going to someone 10 years younger.
“I find it heartening that Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock have been able to find and create amazing projects."
Good for you, Gwynnie for not sleeping your way up like so many other actresses in Hollywood!