Gina Gershon jokes about ‘countless’ women proposing to her after ‘Bound’ film

Jenna Gershwin says she’s had a lot of interest since the movie “Bound” came out.

The 60-year-old actress joked that “countless” women have proposed to her since the neo-noir thriller was released in 1996.

“I’m always amazed at how different men are from women, as far as being a group,” she told Page Six exclusively at the American Heart Association’s Red Dress Collection concert.

“I found it quite interesting. It’s all very pleasing.”

However, Gershon told us that although she met “a lot of nice people,” she had to politely shut them down.

“Nobody should throw themselves at someone if you don’t know them, it’s wrong!” he advised. “I felt like I was lecturing them, ‘You shouldn’t do that!'”

Gershwin and Jennifer Tilly play lovers in “Bound.”

Jenna Gershwin and Jennifer Tilly in "Bound."

Gershwin and Jennifer Tilly play lovers in “Bound.”


In the film, Gershwin portrays Corky, an ex-con who begins a secret relationship with Violet (Jennifer Tilley) when he plans to steal money from the latter’s mafioso boyfriend, Cesar (Joe Pantoliano). makes The film has become a beloved gay film.

Gershwin has also garnered plenty of male attention, most notably for her role in the camp classic “Showgirls,” which was initially panned by critics and a box office hit.

Jenna Gershwin in "Showgirls."
Gershwin also starred in the camp classic “Showgirls.”
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“I think what’s interesting about ‘Showgirls’ — and it’s a good lesson — [is that] People just wanted to kill him. They wanted to talk so bad about it, especially the press, and now they can’t interview me without asking about it,” he explained.

“So it just goes to show, never mind you guys, you can’t take the press and journalism too seriously when it comes down to it.”

Gina Gershwin and Tom Cruise in "Cocktail."
Gershwin starred opposite Tom Cruise in “Cocktail.”

Gershwin noted that she was “very aware” of what was going on with “Showgirls” at the time.

“So I made sure I went to a movie that was coming out at the same time, and that movie was ‘Bound,'” she recalled. “My agents were horrified, ‘Why are you doing this movie?’ I said, ‘Trust me I need to show that I’m actually an actress,’ even though I feel very secure in my work.

She continued, “I tried my best in ‘Showgirls’ but I couldn’t even control what it was. I always thought it was kind of funny but everyone took it so seriously, Which I thought was a big problem.

Jenna Gershwin on the red carpet in February 2023.
The actress told us that she is cutting down on sugar to improve her health.
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At the fashion event where we caught up with Gershwin, the actress also told us that she’s trying to stay active. The star-studded night aimed to raise awareness about the importance of women’s heart health.

“If I don’t move, I just feel terrible. And I find that as you get older, it becomes more and more important to stretch and be active to keep things moving,” she said. said “And I’m trying to eat healthier these days, not living on chocolate pudding and chocolate chip cookies.”

The “Riverdale” actress admitted to the crowd that snacks used to be a big part of her diet, adding, “So this is a big step for me. I’m trying to cut back on sugar! “

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