Elizabeth Berkley's Showgirls Dream Revisited

Elizabeth Berkley Showgirls

When you get a chance, go read Dennis Hensley's interviews with Elizabeth Berkley and Paul Verhoeven from the days before Showgirls was a cult cause célèbre. It's worth every minute: "Oh my God, I just saw it like a week ago. You have to understand, I’ve been working at this since I was like 5 years old so it was pretty overwhelming. I sat in the screening room by myself. The lights went down and I started to cry because it was just overwhelming at first. I’m such a perfectionist, but a certain point, was able to get lost in the story, which was a good sign to me. I really thought that I was watching another girl." Oh, you wish, honey. [Dennis Hensley via The Hairpin]


  • Mike the Movie Tyke says:

    Oh, give the kid a break. What actress wouldn't have signed up for this at the time? "Hey, the guy who did Robocop, Basic Instinct and Total Recall wants you to be in his movie!" To paraphrase a better movie, "she was made an offer she couldn't refuse."