Following Rose McGowan’s tweets stating she was fired by her agency, Variety has confirmed her agent, Sheila Wenzel, had left Innovative Artists earlier this week and her absence possibly had something to with the agency’s decision to let McGowan go.
McGowan had tweeted Wednesday night that she had been fired by her agents over comments she made last week regarding a role she auditioned for in an Adam Sandler movie.
A source tells Variety that Wenzel actually left the agency earlier this week and that her exit had nothing to do with McGowan. The source wasn’t a part of the meetings, but said they believe that once Wenzel left, the wheels were already in motion to drop McGowan in light of her comments about the audition.
Wenzel’s worked with such Innovative clients as Britt Robertson and Amanda Seyfried
McGowan claims she was fired after publicly condemning a casting call as sexist. The “Charmed” alum tweeted last week that she didn’t appreciate having to audition which asked actresses to come wearing a “form fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push-up bras encouraged).”
“I just got fired by my wussy acting agent because I spoke up about the [bulls—] in Hollywood. Hahaha. #douchebags #awesome #BRINGIT,” she tweeted on Wednesday night. “The awesome thing about being an artist? You can’t be fired from your own mind. #FREEDOM.”
The awesome thing about being an artist? You can’t be fired from your own mind. #FREEDOM
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 25, 2015
casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die pic.twitter.com/lCWGTV537t
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 18, 2015
“[Sandler and his team] were not aware the casting director sent this note out,” a source close to Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, said. “They felt it was completely inappropriate and have made sure that it has not been sent out again.”
McGowan’s short-film directorial debut, “Dawn,” can be viewed on Youtube.