- New reveals about The Golden Girls cast
- Apparently Betty White was disliked on set
- The show's casting director made the claims
Drama is brewing in the world of The Golden Girls. The classic series has been on everyone's mind lately following the death of star Betty White. However, new claims have emerged about White's relationship with her co-stars.
The Golden Girls cast didn't like Betty White?
Apparently, Betty White wasn't all that liked among her castmates. Of course, she co-starred with Rue McClanahan, Beatrice Arthur, and Estelle Getty.
The Golden Girls casting director Joel Thurm revealed how McClanahan and Arthur really felt about White. And fair warning: it gets pretty explicit.
Thurm appeared on The Originals podcast last year, months before White passed away. But a few quotes from the episode are now making the rounds.
He said of Betty White: "Literally Bea Arthur, who I cast in something else later on, just said, 'Oh, she's a f---ing c--t,' using that word."
"Yeah, she called her the C-word. I mean, I heard it with my own ears," he confirmed, adding: "And by the way, so did Rue McClanahan."
The casting director noted that McClanahan said it while they were dining together and Arthur said the same on a TV set.
As for Estelle Getty, Thurm said he never learned her opinion of Betty White, but he stated: "I know the other two did not like [White] at all."
It's long been rumoured that some Golden Girls didn't get along so well, but it sounds like it was actually pretty intense with Betty White. That is, if the casting director is to be believed.
The Golden Girls aired seven seasons from 1985 to 1992.