Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny have no trouble talking about the new HBO show "Big Love," which concerns a Mormon husband and his three wives. But discussion of an ordinary couple engaging in oral sex is apparently off-limits.
We hear Paxton and Sevigny went ballistic yesterday on the set of "The View" when co-host Joy Behar brought up that infamous scene in the indie flick "Brown Bunny" where Sevigny pleasures Vincent Gallo.
Though the actors masked their fury from viewers, Paxton is said to have exploded off-camera. According to one source, he even vowed never to appear on the show again.
Sevigny has frequently discussed the scene from the controversial 2003 film, but Paxton apparently didn't want her to have to relive it on a daytime talk show.
One insider notes, "The View" is "a show that is broadcast to housewives all over Middle America. [Oral sex] isn't the kind of thing you talk about."
East Coast viewers got to watch the cast squirm in their seats. But all talk of oral gratification was excised from the West Coast feed.
"Co-host Joy Behar is known for her good-natured candor, as well as her humor, and meant no disrespect," said "View" spokesman Karl Nilsson. Nilsson refused to say who asked that the "Brown Bunny" conversation be edited out.
Speaking of squirming: Co-host Star Jones looked none too comfortable when Meredith Vieira mentioned a New York Times article about women who are married to gay men.
"Would you know if you had married a gay man?" Vieiera asked her chat sisters. "And is it then okay to still sleep with him, even though he may be carrying on an affair?"
Star has roundly denounced rumormongers who've bruited that her husband, Al Reynolds, has a gay past. She kept her thoughts to herself on air. But chances are Meredith heard from her during the break
Best Week Ever - JOY BEHAR ASKS CHLOE SEVIGNY ABOUT "THE BROWN BUNNY"
SEVIGNY DEFENDS THE BROWN BUNNY AGAIN
Actress CHLOE SEVIGNY insists her graphic sex scene in the upcoming movie THE BROWN BUNNY will make "more sense" when audiences get to see it.
The movie has provoked outrage because it features a graphic ten minute scene in which Sevigny actually performs fellatio on real-life former lover and Brown Bunny co-star/director VINCENT GALLO.
But Sevigny insists the movie, which opens on Friday (27AUG04) in New York and Los Angeles, is being unfairly attacked.
She says, "It's a shame people write so many things when they haven't seen it. When you see the film, it makes more sense.
"It's an art film, It should be playing in museums. It's like an ANDY WARHOL movie."
Unfortunately, no matter what Chloe Sevigny does, she will always be known as the actress who blew Vincent Gallo on film. That kind of thing sticks to you. It's wise when actors carefully consider their material, because they have to ask themselves, can I live with being asked about this ten years from now? And I don't think any less of her for it, it's a choice, but you still have to deal with the consequences of the artistic choices you make.