No lead a sadder story in the world…
The most famous film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play was a two-part feature film in 1968 directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
< p>The film won two Oscars, three Golden Globes and many other awards. And the British actors Leonard Whiting (Leonard Whiting) and Olivia Hussey (Olivia Hussey), who played the main roles, became the standard of Romeo and Juliet. immediacy, first love, naivete and passion.
< p>During the filming of the cult film, Leonard was 16, and Olivia was 15 years old, and there are rumors that there were actually quite strong feelings between the young people.
But after more than 50 years, 71-year-old Hussie and 72-year-old Whiting filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of Santa Monica in California, accusing Paramount Pictures of sexual exploitation, fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress. For underage actors, the director initially promised that there would be no nudity in the film, but on the last day of shooting he said, that the film would “fail” if they didn't perform the wedding night scene properly without clothes.
The lawsuit alleges that Zeffirelli showed the actors where the camera would be set up and that, in fact, the viewer will not see nudes. Although in reality everything turned out to be quite different.
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