Amazon's Former Exec Roy Price Turned Down 'Big Little Lies' Due to Lack of Nudity



The embattled executive reportedly passed on the Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman project because it was not racy enough.
Following his resignation from Amazon due to sexual harassment allegations, Roy Price's work during his tenure with the company was under intense scrutiny. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he passed on hot commodity "Big Little Lies" due to lack of nudity.

Price allegedly asked a group of staffers at an Amazon holiday party if "Big Little Lies" star Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman would "show their t*ts" on the show. Why he would greenlight the show if they didn't, the former executive reportedly mused out loud.

"Big Little Lies" eventually found a home at HBO and Kidman actually did nude scenes. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, the miniseries won eight Emmys including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Director for Vallee, Outstanding Lead Actress for Kidman, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Alexander Skarsgard, and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Laura Dern.

Another big lost for Amazon was "The Handmaid's Tale". After reportedly being passed on by Price, the Elisabeth Moss-starring show was snatched up by Hulu and won Outstanding Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

The disgraced TV exec was also responsible for "Good Girls Revolt" cancellation which was baffling since the show received positive reviews. Instead, he gave Woody Allen a whopping $80 million deal for a six-episode comedy that ended up getting poor reviews.

Price was additionally developing a project called "Shanghai Snow" based on his own idea. His friend McG was attached to direct it. It's about a young woman sold into sex slavery. Under the control of a "psychotic imperial Thai dwarf," she's drugged, beaten with a machete, and told she will be "fucked like a dead fish."

"This, on Roy Price's departure from Amazon, is *quite* the read. Especially his passing on 'Big Little Lies'," "Me Before You" author Jojo Moyes commented on the article.



Roy Price was accused of sexually harassing "The Man in the High Castle" executive producer Isa Hackett. He was later called out by Rose McGowan for failing to take action when she told him that she was raped by Harvey Weinstein. Instead, her show was killed by Price.

"@jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof," McGowan tweeted. "I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead." She additionally slammed THR, "You helped kill the Roy Price expose. I know what you did. You and your 'paper' are a huge part of cesspool Hollywood.

Price joined the growing list of predatory figures in Hollywood showbiz. FOX News was rocked with sexual harassment allegations against Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly and Eric Bolling earlier this year, Nickelodeon fired Chris Savino due to similar issues, and The Weinstein Company is in turmoil following Harvey Weinstein's misconduct.


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