Shocking reason TV exec passed on Big Little Lies

19th October 2017 12:00 PM
Nicole Kidman won an Emmy for her work in Big Little Lies. Picture: Supplied / Foxtel Nicole Kidman won an Emmy for her work in Big Little Lies. Picture: Supplied / Foxtel

AMAZON Studio's now-ousted chief once had the chance to nab Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon's acclaimed series Big Little Lies - but wanted to know if the stars would "show their t*ts" and why he should greenlight the series if they didn't, according to a new report.

Roy Price resigned from the company Tuesday after a female producer publicly accused him of sexual harassment, telling her "You'll love my d**k" - but it was far from the only time he'd creeped out colleagues, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Roy Price resigned as president of Amazon Studios on the heels of renewed sexual harassment allegations. Picture: AFP
Roy Price resigned as president of Amazon Studios on the heels of renewed sexual harassment allegations. Picture: AFP

Just weeks after he allegedly extolled the merits of his pecker to The Man in the High Castle producer Isa Hackett in 2015, he went out for drinks with three female executives - but made things "awkward and uncomfortable" by asking about their sexual history and drug use, and the trio fled, the outlet reports.

The comments about Big Little Lies were made at a staff holiday party. HBO ultimately secured the series - and Kidman's breasts were shown.

Beloved by critics and audiences alike, Big Little Lies was a big winner at this year’s Emmys. Picture: Getty
Beloved by critics and audiences alike, Big Little Lies was a big winner at this year’s Emmys. Picture: Getty

Price was also trying to get his own sketchy show off the ground, the report reveals - about a young woman who is sold into sex slavery to a "psychotic imperial Thai dwarf" named Mr. Goodtimes, where she is drugged, bashed with a machete and told she will be "f**ked like a dead fish."

One of the writers brought on for the series, called Shanghai Snow, said he found an early script repulsive, and only agreed to work on the series if he was allowed to make it less misogynistic, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and is republished here with permission.