Maxwell Caulfield may have been a cult legend for his role in “Empire Records,” but his fan following on social media came after he was heartbroken in his early career.
The 61-year-old actor recalled Page Six Setting up for stardom when he was cast as a sequel to “Grease” at an early age – only to temporarily sink into oblivion when the film stops.
“It was quite a kick in the pants, mentally,” he said.
He said that the bitter taste of watching the 1982 “Greece 2” debacle made his star Michelle Pfeiffer star.
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“And of course, Michelle rose up like a Phoenix, right? ‘Scarface,’ and from that, it was a little hard to swallow,” she recalled.
“But you know, every actor has her own path. She’s gone on to many Oscar nominations and the rest … She’s giving and describing Hollywood glamor … but you don’t admire her success. .And had to wait a long time to come back. “
As Caulfield says, “I wasn’t really detained for about a year” but from 1986 to 1987, the “dynasty” spinoff began to rebuild with “The Colbys”, slowly making TV movies.
Finally, he finds the measure of success he is looking for in the 1995 musical “Empire Records” as the adorable Rex Manning character of adult music.
The film has become a cult hit every April 8th Unofficial Rex Manning Day It was viewed by a group of fans on Twitter.
The celebration of the film causes Caulfield an equal degree of consternation and consternation.
“It goes mental,” he said. “I have to put out a literal statement because I can’t respond to the flood gates opening. My Twitter account is usually inactive and then all of a sudden it is bonkers. And I like everything everyone says.
Most recently, the actor filmed an episode of Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story,” and prolific producers hoped “(and) they would consider me (Prince Andrew) to tell the Jeffrey Epstein story.”
He met the now infamous royal at a reception in Los Angeles, and before the event, he had seen Prince touring at Warner Bros. Film Studios and was “kind of like, you know, watching and asking questions and smiling and pointing.”
When he met, Caulfield admits he might be “a little cross” by commenting to Andrew: “You did a wonderful job of showing interest in Warner Bros. ‘He said,’ We don’t. ‘And that was the end of my conversation.”