In an intriguing trip down memory lane, Hollywood actor John Stamos candidly shared a moment from his past that continues to stand out in his memory: an unexpected and instantaneous outburst aimed at the legendary Elizabeth Taylor.
Reflecting upon this moment during his appearance on Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show this Tuesday, the 60-year-old actor delved into the details of a particularly emotional filming day on the set of 'General Hospital'
Stamos, widely recognized for his role as Blackie Parrish, described the challenges he faced in reaching the necessary emotional depth for a scene depicting the death of his character’s mother. Distracted by continuous disturbances on set, Stamos admitted he lost his composure, inadvertently directing his frustration towards an unexpected visitor.
“I was struggling, and amidst the chaos, I heard a rustling sound, followed by the pop of a champagne bottle. Without thinking, I exclaimed, ‘Get that old lady out of my eye line!’. only to soon realize I had just snapped at Elizabeth Taylor,” he shared, recounting the startling revelation.
Stamos’ Unforgettable Taylor Encounter
The iconic actress, renowned for her role as Helena Cassadine and known for her distinct lavender eyes, was on set to visit actor Anthony Geary and had decided to enjoy a bottle of champagne in the director’s chair.
Stamos vividly described this unforgettable encounter in his recently published memoir, 'If You Would Have Told Me,' painting a picture of Taylor in all her regal poise and grace. Swiftly realizing the gravity of his mistake, Stamos didn’t waste a moment to offer his sincere apologies to Taylor.
“I was mortified. I thought, ‘I can’t believe I just lost my cool in front of Elizabeth Taylor. My dad will be so disappointed in me,” he recalled, expressing the immediate regret that washed over him.
However, this intense encounter unexpectedly worked in his favor, as the surge of adrenaline enabled him to deliver a captivating performance, thoroughly embodying the grief required for the scene. “This time, I was able to cry my eyes out and give the scene the emotional weight it needed,” he admitted, highlighting the unexpected turn of events that transformed an awkward moment into an unforgettable learning experience.