As actress Geena Davis makes a surprise revelation, we look at the 'curse' of Thelma and Louise movie – bitter splits, fascism row, legal fights and verbal abuse claims | The Sun

As actress Geena Davis makes a surprise revelation, we look at the 'curse' of Thelma and Louise movie – bitter splits, fascism row, legal fights and verbal abuse claims | The Sun

THELMA and Louise star Geena Davis looked stunning as she surprised fans with an appearance on Loose Women this week – over 20 years on from the film's release.

The Hollywood legend revealed she had been given a shock diagnosis of attention deficit disorder and told the ITV show she suffered low self-esteem when she was younger.


Geena, 66, said she felt something was wrong with her before her diagnosis explaining: “'I had started with a therapist and I think by the second session she said has anyone told you, you have ADD. 

“I carried a huge burden of shame most of my life, I thought there was something wrong with me because I couldn't finish or start a lot of things. 

The landmark feminist movie Thelma and Lousie made Geena a household name alongside stars such as Brad Pitt.

But life has not always been easy for the some of the stars who, over the years, have found themselves at the centre of scandals, controversies and tragedies.

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Susan Sarandon as Louise 

Susan, who played sharp-tongued waitress Louise in the film, was involved in a fascism row. 

The outspoken actress was forced to apologise after a social media comment about the funeral of a NYPD officer.

Officer Jason Rivera was shot dead with his partner Wilbert Mora following a call out to a domestic disturbance in Harlem, New York, in January this year.

The Oscar winning actress reposted a picture of colleagues at his funeral surrounded in flames which read: “I’m gonna tell my kids this is what fascism looks like.”

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She then wrote above it: “So, if all these cops aren’t needed for CRIME that day, doesn’t it mean they aren’t needed ANY day.?”

Susan, 76, has been a critic of cop ‘brutality’ amid the American defund the police movement, but Twitter users lambasted the post.

Brad Pitt as drifter JD 


Life has been a rollercoaster for Brad, who played cowboy drifter JD.

He and Friends star Jennifer Aniston were Hollywood’s golden couple when they married in 2000 but they split five years later when he cheated on her with Angelina Jolie.

In 2011 Brad told Parade magazine that he had spent the 90s sitting on a couch “holding a joint” and “feeling pathetic”. He added: “I think my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something it wasn’t.”

He later withdrew the comments saying Jen was a “giving, loving and hilarious woman” and that it was he who was becoming dull and not her.

Five years later it was all over between Brad and Angelina in dramatic fashion.

She filed for divorce accusing him of being abusive towards her and two of their six kids.  

Earlier this month she made further claims about an alleged incident on a plane in 2016, saying Brad grabbed her by the head and then choked one of their children and struck another when they tried to defend her.

Brad, 58, strongly denies the allegations.

The couple are also embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the French winery they co-owned after Angelina sold her stake. Pitt claims it was a deliberate move by Jolie to harm him.

Geena Davis has said Brad was happy to strip off in Thelma and Louise so long as a zit was covered up on his bum.

Michael Madsen as Jimmy Lennox

Michael played Louise’s boyfriend, musician Jimmy Lennox, who helps the women out with cash when they go on the run.

The Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill star was left devastated when his son Hudson died in January this year. He is believed to have taken his own life in Hawaii.

Hudson, 26, who was filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s godson, was a serving soldier in the US Army.

Michael said the last text he received from his son read “‘I love you dad” and that he showed no sign of depression.

The actor called for an investigation, saying he was worried that Army rank and file officers were “shaming” Hudson’s need for therapy, which made him stop seeking help.

Bizarrely, a month after his son’s death, Michael was arrested at a luxury Malibu home for trespassing after earlier being evicted.

Reports in America said the home owner received a call from security officers to say someone was trying to break into the house – and drove over to find Madsen, 64, on the porch.

Harvey Keitel as Hal Slocumb

Harvey played the detective hot on the heels of the two women.

Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction actor Keitel, 83, had one of the messiest celebrity break-ups ever which included a lengthy court battle over custody of daughter Stella, now 43.

Keitel and Lorraine Bracco, who never actually married, met in 1982 and were together for 11 years.

After splitting they made a series of nasty accusations against each other. He claimed she was having an affair while Lorraine alleged he was abusive. 

He went on to marry Canadian actress Daphna Kastner in 2001 after they hooked up at a party hosted by Robert De Niro.

In 2015 he tried to sue financial firm E* Trade, which allegedly backed out of a deal for him to star in commercials.

Keitel claims he was offered a $1.5million dollar deal but was replaced by House of Cards star Kevin Spacey – whose civil trial over allegations of sex abuse was dismissed this week.

But Keitel lost his legal battle two years later.

Christopher McDonald as Darryl

Boardwalk Empire star Christopher played Thelma’s controlling husband.

In April 2019 he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drink when he crashed his Porsche two years earlier, smashing into a roadside gas meter.

McDonald, 67, was sentenced to 35 hours of community service and three years probation.

The actor, also known for roles in Happy Gilmore and The Good Wife, was also given a day in jail.

Footage later surfaced of the star guzzling beer at an Oktoberfest in California hours before his arrest.

It then emerged he had a previous arrest for DWI in North Carolina in 2013.

Jason Beghe as the State Trooper 

Jason was the state policeman locked in his boot after pulling Thelma and Louise over for speeding.

He also played GI Jane's love interest opposite Demi Moore in the 1997 version of G.I Jane before starring in To Have & To Hold, Chicago Hope and Californication.

But five years ago he found himself at the centre of an alleged verbal abuse scandal while filming American police drama Chicago P.D

The actor apologised for inappropriate behaviour on set amid accusations of being overly aggressive and verbally abusing other cast members.

NBC launched an investigation and put a mark on Beghe’s file after it was claimed he “consistently used highly aggressive and sexually suggestive language as well as intimidating postures”.

Co-star Sophia Bush hinted she quit the show because of Beghe's behaviour.

On an American podcast she pointed to serious issues during filming saying: "I feel like I was standing butt naked, bruised and bleeding in the middle of Times Square, screaming at the top of my lungs and not a single person stopped to ask if they could help me."

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She added that the experience was "a consistent onslaught barrage of abusive behaviour".

Beghe is a former scientologist who left the church in 2007 and has been a fierce critic ever since.

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