Think about Mandy Patinkin: Star of stage and display screen, onetime Inigo Montoya, and celebrated performer of “I’m Singing in the Bathtub.”
He’s an Emmy and Tony award-winner, a Golden Globe nominee, and has a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame. He contributed his voice to a musical youngsters’s ebook for the Christopher Reeve Basis, offering funding for paralysis and spinal harm restore analysis, and he stood up for writers throughout the 2023 WGA strike. He was fairly nice on Useless Like Me and darn all of it, in accordance to Barbra Streisand, he additionally actually wished to kiss Yentl.
This revelation of Patinkin’s alleged habits on the set of Yentl, shared in Streisand’s piping sizzling new memoir My Title is Barbra, is greater than a bit troubling. Per Streisand’s recollection, Patinkin, who performed Avigdor in the 1983 Academy Award-winning musical, started having bother connecting together with her character throughout a scene, gazing Streisand’s brow somewhat than making eye contact. Confronted about his efficiency privately, Patinkin reportedly complained that he was dissatisfied that he and Streisand weren’t having an affair — one thing he was tremendous positive was going to occur.
Streisand, who directed and starred in Yentl, goes on to describe shutting Patinkin down, telling him that she would haven’t any downside changing him and reshooting his scenes with a special actor. She additional remembered altering the script transferring ahead to keep away from performing in an intimate scene with Patinkin, who she stated made her life “depressing for months.”
Wild. These are the issues that us normals won’t ever have to take care of. Regardless of how massive of a ache you’re at work, it’ll by no means get dangerous sufficient that you just’ll change the trajectory of a fictional character’s love life. That’s the type of duty that rests on actors’ shoulders. Patinkin was so impolite, Yentl left for America with out ever getting collectively together with her main man. Take into consideration that. Think about if Christopher Plummer was so impolite to Julie Andrews that the von Trapps by no means moved to Switzerland.