The things they say

“I auditioned for Elia Kazan for the movie Splendor in the Grass with Warren Beatty and he hadn’t been cast in it yet… It was a theatre on Broadway and Kazan called me down… and he said, ‘Are you ambitious?’ and I said, ‘No!’ The minute the word came out of my mouth I knew I had lost the part. I was like, ‘Why did I say that?’ It’s because good girls are not ambitious.” Jane Fonda on missing out on a big movie break in the early 1960s. Her part went to Natalie Wood.