“I had to strip for the screen test because there’s this scene where he comes into the strip club and so the last thing I did before my screen test was I went into a strip club and asked if I could audition,” Heche shared.
Stepping into the risque world of adult entertainment during her 20’s, Heche detailed her visit to an unknown club, doing a little research for the role.
“I walked in completely as an unknown. I went to where the strippers get their outfits and I had a wig and I did a shot of scotch that was in my hotel bar. I was scared to death. I stripped that night and they offered me the job at the club!,” she said. “I was very, very shy about my body and it was so wild. I didn’t go completely nude; I had pasties and a G-string on, but to have the experience of being on stage and the feeling of the control of entertaining the men there was surprisingly liberating. That’s how I knew I could go and do the screen test and not worry about being truthful as a stripper.” Unfortunately Heche didn’t land the part, but she did walk away with the experience. “I didn’t get the part because I was too young.”