Steve Martin responds to Little Shop Of Horrors co-star Miriam Margolyes’ claim that he was ‘terrible’ on set!

Steve Martin Objects!

As we have already reported, Miriam Margolyes claims in her new memoir, Oh Miriamthat she had a lot of fun working with it Just murders in the building star for her 1986 film Little shop of horrors. The 82-year-old actress – who played Steve’s evil dentist’s assistant Orin Scrivello – said she hated filming her Dentist! Scene where he had to hit her character. As Miriam writes in the book, she was “hit with doors opening in my face all day” and “repeatedly beaten, slapped and knocked down.” Oof!

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The Harry Potter alum later expanded on her comments in an interview with, it was a “disgusting experience” and the 78-year-old actor was “incredibly rude because he’s a perfectionist.” She added:

“I just thought he was pretty terrible. He was good, that’s all I can tell you.”


Her comments came as a shock to many people as Steve is very popular in the industry. The Cheaper in dozens Star was even stunned by the allegations herself! In fact, he had a very different memory of their days on set Small store! He said Us weekly in a statement:

“When I first read Miriam Margolyes’ derogatory portrayal of our scene in Little Shop of Horrors, I was surprised. From what I remember, as professional actors, we had good communication. But if it is suggested that I caused her harm or was somehow negligent in the stunts, I have to object.”

Steve claimed he was “EXTREMELY careful” when it came to the fake punch:

“I remember exercising extreme caution about the false punch – the same caution I would use in any similar scene. She assured me she was fine and we took a few successful shots and then stopped. There was no physical contact between her and me, accidental or otherwise, in this or any other scene we shot.”

Concluding his statement, the comedian pointed out that there were a lot of people present during the stunt, including a stunt coordinator:

“Also on set were the highly qualified and sensitive director Frank Oz, a stunt coordinator, a camera crew, a script supervisor and extras who experienced the entire, very well-rehearsed scene and kept an eye on what was happening.”

Frank Oz even denied the allegations and supported Steve Us:

“I always practice physical actions in slow motion. The scene should include a false punch. It’s puzzling what she’s talking about. It’s not the Steve I know or that anyone knows. He was always professional and respectful to everyone on all my shoots.”


It appears that this matter is becoming a “he said, she said” scenario. What do YOU ​​think about the situation, dear Perezcious readers? Let us know below!

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