Melanie Griffith has revealed she desperately tried to get Alec Baldwin into bed while filming “Working Girl” — but he turned her down.
Griffith, 61, gave an Oscar-nominated performance as downtrodden-but-gutsy secretary Tess McGill in the 1988 classic.
Baldwin, 60, played her cheating boyfriend in one of his first big roles.
And re-telling the history of “Working Girl” for The Hollywood Reporter for the movie’s 30th anniversary, Griffith said: ‘Alec Baldwin is handsome and charming, and I just had such a crush on him. But he wouldn’t go there with me.
“I was like, “Oh come on, have a romance with me!” But no, Alec said, “I can’t do this with people I work with.” He’s a sweetheart.”
Griffith said she then ended up romancing Axiom capital management CEO Liam Dalton — who went on to date supermodels Iman and Meghan Douglas.
The pair were introduced by “Working Girl” director Mike Nicholls, as she said: “Mike came to me one day and said that there was this investment banker, a young guy named Liam Dalton, who he wanted me to work with, to teach me about mergers and acquisitions.
“I was like, “Oh great, I have to work with some dork from Wall Street.” And then this guy walked in, and he was so gorgeous, so sexy. I was like, “Yeah, tell me about mergers and acquisitions all you want.” We had an incredible romance.
“He was my love for a long time after that too. We’re still friends. He lives in New York, is married and has four kids. He actually managed some money for me for a while. Mike knew about it and thought it was great, but he wanted me to make sure I concentrated on the job.”
It’s also revealed that disgraced Kevin Spacey — who went on to have a successful career before being accused of sexual misconduct — nearly missed out on his role as a Wall Street scumbag who tries to seduce Tess in the back of a limo as he was caught up in traffic.
Griffith called it: “A strange coincidence that Kevin’s now ostracized because of his actions, his sexual proclivity or whatever.”
She said: “In ‘Working Girl,’ I jump out of the car because of his [character’s] sexual advances. There are millions of women who had that experience, and that’s why so many women love that movie and to this day tell me how we changed their lives.”
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