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Amy Heckerling daughter fired back at the claims that the producer Lorne Michaels forced “A Night at the Roxbury star Chris Kattan to engage in a sexual relationship with her mother to keep the director attached to the film.
Mollie Heckerling wrote on Twitter that her mother and the actor had an affair, but only when filming the 1998 comedy was “well underway.”
Mollie, now 33, “saw no evidence of her [mother] to see, or even talk” Kattan until then, she added.
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But she denied that Michaels had a hand in the relationship — that he actually disapproved and made rude comments that have a major impact on her mother’s health.
“Chris told her that he, when he knows about Lorne michaels, that they saw each other, Lorne said,” What do you want the date for her? She is so old,'” Heckerling daughter wrote. “My mother slumped in a huge eating disorder while dating Chris because they are insecure about their age difference, and then Chris eventually went and cheated on her with Elisa Donovan who played Amber in Clueless, and also had a role in” A Night at the Roxbury.'”
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The daughter said she spoke out because the director is a “very private person” and “don’t want to comment on this, because she felt as if her responding would be more fuel to the story,” according to a statement provided to New York Magazine.
In his memoirs, “Baby, Don’t Hurt Me,” Kattan claimed Michaels put him under pressure to have sex with Heckerling so she would stay attached to the film.
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The “Saturday Night Live” star, then 27, said he initially rejected, the 43-year-old driver of progress, but gave in after receiving a “furious” call from Michaels.
Michaels allegedly told him that “Paramount would only do the movie if Amy signed on as director, not as a producer,” and if he “wanted to make sure that the film happened, then [he] had to keep Amy happy.”
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Heckerling ended up signing on as producer of the film, with John Fortenberry directing.
An “SNL” spokesman also denied Kattan claims about Michaels, saying: “This has not happened.”
This article originally appeared on Page Six.