here is an interesting bit in Chris Kattan’s memoir. he describes Amy Heckerling propositioning him during pre-production for A Night at the Roxbury; he doesn’t say yes, and the next day Lorne pressures him to sleep with her lest she tank the movie pic.twitter.com/t2sGLZtSew— Seth Simons (@sasimons) May 26, 2019
sure seems like Lorne might be a bad guy. perhaps we should not treat the show that gives him his power as a fun game pic.twitter.com/TjGV6u4a2k— Seth Simons (@sasimons) May 26, 2019
In an excerpt from Chris Kattan’s recent memoir, he describes being pressured by Lorne Michaels, who had signed on to produce A Night at the Roxbury, to sleep with Clueless director Amy Heckerling, who was, at the time, attached to the project
“Paramount would only do the movie if Amy signed on as director … If I wanted to make sure the movie happened, I had to keep Amy happy,”.
Lorne apparently said:
“Chris, I’m not saying you have to fuck her, but it wouldn’t hurt,”
Kattan claims that a few weeks later, he and Heckerling had sex. I was attracted to Amy,” he writes. “But at the same time very afraid of the power she and Lorne wielded over my career.”
Heckerling ultimately ended up taking on a producer role, and John Fortenberry stepped in as director