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‘The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe’: Marilyn Refuses To Be Paid For Sex — Watch

Wed, May 27, 2015 5:37pm EDT by Add first Comment

Because Marilyn will never stop being interesting! Lifetime is the latest to delve into the enigmatic existence of Ms. Monroe in ‘The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe’– and we’ve got an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek of the thrilling new film!

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, which will debut on Lifetime in a two-night event beginning on May 30, proves that, despite being one of the most talked about figures in history, Marilyn Monroe still has secrets. In this highly anticipated film, in which Marilyn will be played by Kelli Garner, a few of those secrets will be revealed– some flattering, some not so much. In this EXCLUSIVE clip, we get just a glimpse of one of those secrets. Check it out!

‘The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe’ Sneak Peek

“I think she’s exactly what you’re looking for,” we hear a stereotypical Studio Executive say to Marilyn in this EXCLUSIVE clip.

We should mention that he says this on the telephone, while he lies naked in bed. Marilyn, of course, is getting dressed not too far away. The Executive, though, has seemingly forgotten her last name (showing us just how early on in the icon’s life this scene is set).

“Monroe,” she fills him in, with her signature demure whisper. “Marilyn Monroe,” he says on the phone.

Marilyn Monroe’s Big Break

As Marilyn finishes getting dressed, the executive asks her if she’s signed to a studio. “I was. Yours,” she says. “But I guess Mr. Zanuck didn’t feel–” but Mr. Executive cuts her off. “Zanuck’s a schmuck. I’ll take care of you.”

The “schmuck” whom he’s referring to, of course, is Darryl Zannuck who was the head of 20th Century Fox studios and who infamously loathed Marilyn. Well, she managed to do okay without his help.

As Marilyn is finally about to leave the gentleman’s room, he offers her a handful of cash. “Giving me a chance is one thing, giving me cash is another,” she tells him as she kisses him on the cheek, and leaves the cash right there in his hand.

What do you think of the clip? Are you excited for the movie?

— Casey Mink