American actress, director, and screenwriter, Anne Heche, stripped for a Pacino audition, take her role the former Soap opera actress; Heche took her role in Pacino’s Carlito’s Way really serious.
For the role as an erotic dancer, to impress her acting hero at the auditions, she actually took to the stage at a real strip joint. Heche had been in her early twenties, so she did indeed miss out on the role because Pacino did think she was too young, but now the club bosses they thought definitely.
She tells WENN,
”I had to strip for the screen test because there’s this scene where he comes into the strip club and so the last thing I did before my screen test was I went into a strip club and asked if I could audition. I walked in completely as an unknown.
”I went to where the strippers get their outfits and I had a wig and I did a shot of scotch that was in my hotel bar. I was scared to death. I stripped that night and they offered me the job at the club! I was very, very shy about my body and it was so wild. I didn’t go completely nude; I had pasties and a G-string on, but to have the experience of being on stage and the feeling of the control of entertaining the men there was surprisingly liberating.
”That’s how I knew I could go and do the screen test and not worry about being truthful as a stripper. I didn’t get the part because I was too young.”
Heche however did eventually work with Pacino.