Sir Laurence Olivier condemns co-stars in autobiography tapes

London, August 12 (ANI): A new biography on Oscar-winning actor Sir Laurence Olivier has revealed that he hated Marilyn Monroe and didn't bother being taught acting by Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

According to the extracts seen by The Sunday Times, Oliver thought of Joan Fontaine, his co-star in Rebecca, as 'loathsome' and Merle Oberon as a 'silly little amateur', the Independent reported.

Historian Philip Ziegler listened to taped interviews with Olivier before penning the book which has him talking condescendingly about some of old Hollywood's brightest stars.

The biography reveals the 'Hamlet' actor's deep hatred of Monroe, who he thought of as a 'flaky and undisciplined presence' during the filming of 'The Prince' and the Showgirl and remarking on other Hollywood stars. (ANI)


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