Sylvester Stallone accused of insulting extras in ‘Tulsa King’

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

“Tulsa King” casting director Rose Locke is said to have left the series. Representatives for Stallone did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“The Tulsa King,” which was created by “Yellowstone” superstar showrunner Taylor Sheridan, is currently shooting its second season in Atlanta. Season 1 of “Tulsa King”, which premiered in November 2022, was filmed in Oklahoma where the show is set. Paramount+ is said to be aware of the allegations.

The claims against Stallone, which sparked discussion among background actors, were publicized on social media by TV writer Julie Benson (“Star Trek: Prodigy”). On 8th April, Benson posted Taking two screenshots on The casting agent quit because she was so disappointed. My friend is feeling anxious about working now.@TheSlyStallone What do you have to say about yourself sir? Besides being disappointed, I am angry.

The screenshot contained a Facebook post with a blurred username, referring to an allegation that Stallone was heard asking the show’s director, “What’s up with these f****** ugly backgrounds. Has been,” which means there are additions. A view. The description went on to say, “He and the director started calling some people horrible names and laughing at them.” And then, “Sly said, ‘Bring pretty young girls to live around me.'”

The Facebook post said Locke, who has a long list of credits as extras casting director, has resigned from the show, and “we all need to stand together to show this production “Which we do not support. This kind of disrespect in GA.”

The second screenshot showed an email message from Locke, in which she wrote that she visited the set “after getting information about some things.” Locke did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Diversity.

“At the end of the day I resigned because it was an obviously toxic environment in which I was not comfortable placing myself or the background artists,” Locke wrote. He then apologized to the email recipients, and included his phone number to solicit information about anything people experienced or “saw or heard”. I will send the information to HR. ,Diversity Benson’s tweet is not being embedded due to Locke’s phone number.)

Rose Lock Casting’s Facebook page refers visitors to CL Casting’s Facebook page, which describes itself as an Atlanta-based background casting company. A notice on that company’s page dated April 7 reads: “We wanted to send you an update on what’s happening in our casting world. We have decided to part ways with Tulsa King. We close next week and the 12th will be our last day. We send our best wishes to whoever takes over the show. We thank all of you great background artists for your continued support.

The note is signed “Love You Mean It, Rose, Bailey, Chicago, Patrick and Rob.”

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