EDITOR’S NOTE (Sept. 18, 2010): Last month, Kevin Sorbo told host Rex Sikes that Tinseltown studios are “truly a mafia.” Today, the New York Post writes that the Hercules star “might be the bravest actor in Hollywood for taking on the ‘creative accounting’ practiced by the studios.”
Kevin Sorbo may be a Greek demigod in the eyes of billions, but in Hollywood’s eyes he’s little more than a spec of dust. Or so he believes.
Interviewed on Movie Beat, the actor who, from 1995 to 1999, played the lead in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys—which would become the world’s most watched TV series—lashes out at the ways of Tinseltown.
“Ever since the ‘60s, it’s just gotten worse in Hollywood,” Kevin tells host Rex Sikes. I like visual effects like anyone else but the bulk of those movies—the Transformers —even though they make hundreds of millions of dollars because it’s all the 12 to 20 year olds who see it five times because it’s a video game, there’s no story, there’s zero story.
“The studios—I think I’ve mentioned this to you before —they are mafia. And I don’t use that term lightly. They are certainly, truly a mafia,” Kevin continues.
“They hide the money, they bury the money, they won’t Continue reading