“Saturday Night Live” alum Chris Kattan claims in a new book that producer Lorne Michaels once pressured him to have sex with a director so she would stay attached to the 1990s comedy film “A Night At The Roxbury.”
In his memoir, “Baby, Don’t Hurt Me,” Kattan said director Amy Heckerling was slated to helm the 1998 movie when she came onto him. Kattan writes that he rebuffed Heckerling’s advances.
The next day, he says he got a call from a “furious” Michaels, who allegedly told him Heckerling was considering backing out of the project.
Michaels allegedly told him that “Paramount would only do the movie if Amy signed on as a director, not as a producer,” and if he “wanted to make sure the movie happened, then [he] had to keep Amy happy.”
“Chris, I’m not saying you have to f–k her, but it wouldn’t hurt,” Michaels allegedly said.
Kattan, then 27, said he was attracted to Heckerling but at the same time “was very afraid of the power she and Lorne wielded over my career.”
Ultimately, he said he and Heckerling ended up having a consensual sexual encounter on the couch in her office.
“She thought it would be fun to have sex on Lorne’s desk,” he wrote. “Wow, what a great idea! Jesus Christ. I said a polite ‘F–k, no!’ to that, so we ended up going to her office and having sex on … yep, you guessed it, the ‘casting couch.’ ”
He decided not to tell anyone about the incident but wrote that it put a strain on his already fraying relationship with actress Jennifer Coolidge.
In the end, Heckerling signed on as a producer on the movie, which is based on a recurring SNL sketch performed by Kattan and Will Ferrell. John Fortenberry ended up directing.
A rep for SNL declined to comment.
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