Since Jon Turtletaub’s comedy Last Vegas is obviously set in the wilds of Las Vegas, the filmmaker discussed the time he got ripped off by a stripper.
If you’re brave enough to venture into a strip club deep in the heart of Sin City, then you’d better be ready to spend some cold hard cash. Turtletaub learned this lesson the hard way, and he didn’t even get a lap dance out of the deal.
According to Worst Previews, the Last Vegas director revealed this dirty little secret while promoting the comedy in New York City. When someone asked Turtletaub about his oddest experience in Vegas, the filmmaker offered up the following anecdote.
“I’ll tell you the stupidest thing I ever did in Vegas. I spent $1,200. Instead of getting a lap dance from a stripper, I rubbed her feet and talked about where she wants to go to college,” he told Variety.
When Turtletaub told the stripper that he wasn’t interested in a lap dance, she found another way to get the money from her potential client.
“She sat down. I rubbed her feet. When I was done, they gave me a bill. What am I supposed to do? There are big scary men there,” the filmmaker explained.
Director Jon Turtletaub’s Last Vegas tells the story of four friends in their 60s who decide to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas. The Daily Mail attended the film’s premiere in New York City, referring the comedy as a geriatric version of The Hangover.
Hollywood veterans Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, and Marty Steenburgen star in Last Vegas. The movie opens this Friday in theaters across the country. The flick currently sports a score of 50 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
While promoting Last Vegas earlier this month, Jon Turtletaub revealed that he is definitely interested in doing another National Treasure movie. However, the filmmaker admitted that penning a historical adventure script isn’t as easy as some might think.
“I’ll bet that within two years, we’ll be shooting that movie. It’s so damn hard to write a great historical mystery based on fact. We want to do the movie. Disney wants to do the movie. We’re just having the damnedest time writing it,” he recently explained to Collider.
Check out the trailer for Last Vegas below.
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