She Never Forgave C.Gable For What Happened On Set

The story behind the scenes of “Gone with the Wind” is just as fascinating as the film itself, especially when it comes to the relationship between Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. From the very beginning, even before Scarlett O’Hara was cast, there were tensions brewing on set. It’s said that Gable wasn’t initially thrilled about the idea of shedding tears on screen, which clashed with the emotional demands of the Civil War-era epic. VIDEO IS BELOW AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE:

Then there was the issue of color. Scarlett’s character was portrayed as a refined Southern lady, but Gable reportedly felt that the film was too focused on color and wanted it to be more about the characters and the story. Leigh, on the other hand, was deeply committed to her role and worked hard to perfect Scarlett’s accent, even delivering the famous line, “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!” with gusto.

Behind the scenes, there were struggles with writing the script and capturing pivotal scenes like the burning of Atlanta. Leigh, being Scottish, faced criticism for not being authentically Southern. Moreover, the chemistry between Leigh and Gable was strained, with rumors suggesting they only had one scene together because they couldn’t get along.

Adding to the tension were technical challenges, such as working with dummies during certain scenes, reminiscent of the challenges faced during the production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Leslie Howard, who played Ashley Wilkes, wasn’t particularly interested in reading the script thoroughly, which further exacerbated the stress on set.

Despite the challenges, there were moments of levity, such as a fond prank played on set. However, for Leigh, the unequal pay she received compared to her male counterparts was a constant source of frustration. Gable reportedly earned significantly more than Leigh for their roles in the film, which likely strained their relationship further.

In the end, while “Gone with the Wind” remains a cinematic masterpiece, the tensions and conflicts behind the scenes between Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable are a reminder that even the most iconic films are not immune to the complexities of human relationships. And for Leigh, she never forgave Gable for what happened on set, leaving a lasting mark on their Hollywood legacy.


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