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Sylvester Stallone accused of belittling extras in 'Tulsa King'

Sylvester Stallone accused of belittling extras in 'Tulsa King'

Sylvester Stallone has been accused of creating a “toxic environment” on the Atlanta set of the Paramount+ series “Tulsa King” by making derogatory comments about background actors, among other allegations.

Tulsa King casting director Rose Locke has reportedly left the series. Stallone's representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“Tulsa King,” created by iconic “Yellowstone” star Taylor Sheridan, is currently filming its second season in Atlanta. The first season of Tulsa King, which premiered in November 2022, was filmed in Oklahoma, where the series is set. Paramount+ is said to be aware of the allegations.

The allegations against Stallone, which sparked debate among the actors in the background, were amplified on social media by TV writer Julie Benson (“Star Trek: Prodigy”). On April 8, Benson posted Two screenshots on@TheSlyStallone What do you have to say for yourself, sir? Far from being disappointed, I'm angry.

The screenshots contained a Facebook post with an unclear username, recounting a claim that Stallone was overheard saying to the show's director “what the hell is going on with this ugly background”, meaning extras in the series. Scene. “He and the director proceeded to call some people terrible names and make fun of them,” he went on to say, providing details. And then Sly said: I'm getting pretty little girls to be around me.

The Facebook post said that Luke, who has a long list of credits as an extra casting director, had resigned from the show, and that the background actors “all need to stand together” in order to “show this production that we do not support.” This kind of disrespect in Georgia.

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The other screenshot showed what appeared to be an email from Luke, in which she wrote that she had gone to the set after being “informed of certain things.” Locke did not immediately respond to a request for comment diverse.

“At the end of the day, I resigned because it was clearly a toxic environment and I was not comfortable putting myself or my background artists in,” Luke wrote. She then apologized to the email recipient, and included her phone number to request information about anything people had witnessed or “seen or heard.” I will send the information to HR. (diverse He doesn't include Benson's tweet because of Luke's phone number.)

The Facebook page for Rose Locke Casting refers visitors to the Facebook page for CL Casting, which describes itself as an Atlanta-based background casting company. A notice on that page from the company dated April 7 read: “We wanted to send you an update on events here in our casting world. We have chosen to part ways with Tulsa King. We will be wrapping up next week and the 12th will be our last day. We send Best wishes to whoever is running the show. Thank you to all the amazing background artists for your continued support.

The note was signed with “Love You Mean It, Rose, Bailey, Chicago, Patrick and Robb.”