Sylvester Stallone Accused Of Behaving Badly Leading Casting Agency To Quit

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Allegations of misconduct have surfaced on the set of Paramount+ drama Tulsa King, leading an Atlanta-based casting company to make a significant decision. Rose Locke Casting of Atlanta, tasked with sourcing background actors for the show’s second season, has exited amid claims of disparaging remarks made by Sylvester Stallone and a director toward some extras.

Reportedly, the working environment on Tulsa King became the subject of discussion on a private Facebook page for Atlanta-based background actors. Stallone and an unnamed director allegedly made derogatory comments, referring to some extras as “ugly,” “tub of lard,” and “fat guy with cane.” These remarks made a large impact, with one recipient expressing how it “hurt his soul” to be described in such a manner.

In a particularly concerning turn of events, Stallone suggested bringing in “pretty young girls to be around me” instead of the existing background actors.

Rose Locke Casting announced its departure from the show via Facebook, stating, “We have chosen to part ways with Tulsa King. We thank all of you great background artists for your continued support.” The decision was influenced by the alleged toxic atmosphere on set, prompting Locke to encourage her clients to share any concerning experiences.

These developments caught the attention of writer Julie Benson, who shared the complaints about Stallone’s behavior on Twitter.

Meanwhile, a source close to the show revealed that they are investigating the matter and attempting to address any issues, emphasizing the importance of maintaining continuity with scenes from the previous season.

The accusations surrounding the conduct on the set of Tulsa King have reverberated across social media platforms, sparking discussions among background actor communities. Dee Dee McDaniel Simmons of South Carolina noted the widespread dissatisfaction, applauding Locke and CL Casting for prioritizing the well-being of background artists.

Tulsa King follows the story of New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Stallone) as he navigates life after 25 years in prison, building a new criminal empire in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Created and executive produced by Taylor Sheridan, the series boasts a talented production team including Craig Zisk, Terence Winter, and Sylvester Stallone himself.

What are your thoughts on the allegations against Sylvester Stallone and the decision of the casting agency to quit Tulsa King?