Debra Winger quits ‘A League of the Own’ after Marshall chooses Madonna E! News UK

Debra Winger made it clear why she left her starring role in director Penny Marshall’s beloved 1992 baseball film, “A League of Their Own.”

Two-time Oscar-winning actress Winger, 66, told Britain’s Daily Telegraph that she opposed casting Madonna because it made the project ‘an Elvis movie’ and wasn’t what she was for. ‘was registered.

Madonna, now 63, was chosen to play center Mae Mordabito in the history of the first professional league in women’s baseball.

“The studio agreed with me because it was the only time I ever received a payment or a game on my contract,” Winger said. “In other words, I got my salary even though I didn’t play, and it’s very difficult to get in court. “

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In one of her most famous roles, Geena Davis took over from Winger as wide receiver Dottie Hinson, the heart of “League”. The sports-drama comedy stars Lori Petty as pitcher Kit Keller, Rosie O’Donnell as Doris Murphy and Tom Hanks as manager Jimmy Dugan.

Winger said she was ultimately appalled at the film. In his opinion, the story did not properly honor the original and real players.