John Belushi - Curtin: 'Belushi Hated Women Writers'

Movie legend John Belushi has been outed as a male chauvinist by his Saturday Night Live co-star Jane Curtin, who has revealed the Blues Brothers actor made it clear he didn't think women were funny enough to be comedy writers.
Curtin dropped the bombshell about the late star during an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show in America on Tuesday (12Apr11).
The comedienne recalled behind-the-scenes hostility on the Snl set - because Belushi had no respect for the women on the hit show.
Curtin revealed, "John said, 'Women are just fundamentally not funny'. You'd go to a table reading and if a woman writer had written a piece for John, he would not read it in his full voice; he would whisper it.
"He felt it was his duty to sabotage pieces that were written by women. It was very difficult."


Contactmusic

Tags: John Belushi - Saturday Night Live - Jane Curtin - Blues Brothers

Advertisement

More John Belushi

GWAR's Dave Brockie And Entertainment's Dangerous Relationship with Heroin

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose Other celebs who have passed away from the drug It was recently announced that frontman of...

It's Official: Emile Hirsch Will Play John Belushi In New Biopic

Emile Hirsch has been chosen to play the late, great comic actor John Belushi in an upcoming biopic from Steve Conrad.The film will follow Belushi's...

Advertisement

Emile Hirsch Cast As John Belushi In Upcoming Biopic

Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in an upcoming biopic. The casting has been confirmed by TheWrap who have also provided details of the production....

Joaquin Phoenix Circling John Belushi Role

With the news that the John Belushi biopic is back on after a stagnant few years, thoughts have turned to who will play the mercurial...

Advertisement

Comments

John Belushi Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Belushi

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All