'BODY DOUBLE' ACTRESS TELLS FANGORIA TWO OF HER SCENES WERE CUT PRIOR TO FILMING
The new issue of Fangoria (issue #310) includes an interview with Barbara Crampton, who had a brief but key role as Jake Scully's girlfriend in Brian De Palma's Body Double. As Crampton tells Fangoria's Chris Alexander, the screenplay had given her three scenes to prepare for, including two dialogue scenes with Craig Wasson. Those two dialogue scenes were never filmed, however. Here's what Crampton told Alexander:
Well, I originally had three scenes. They were conversations with Craig Wasson, where he was trying to reconcile with me after we broke up. The day before shooting, they said they were cutting the two dialogue scenes and I'd only have the one; you know which one that is. I was like, "Darn, oh well, it's Brian De Palma; I'm sure it will lead to something." And it didn't; I'm still waiting for Brian to call me with something else. For what it's worth, we did that scene about 60 times, which was sort of interesting.
Very interesting, indeed... And here we have a picture of the once-happy couple, and a tinge of the dialogue scenes that may have been...