Florence Henderson took issue with the lack of friendliness she received from Star Trek actors

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Florence Henderson was known for playing Carol Brady on the beloved sitcom, The Brady Bunch, but it took an effort on her part to get the role. She was singing in a Texas nightclub when she had the chance to audition. She didn't think she could make it because the audition was in Los Angeles. Fortunately, she made it work, but when she arrived in Los Angeles, there was no one there to do her makeup. That's where Star Trek comes in.

Star Trek: The Original Series was being filmed at the time so Henderson asked one of its makeup artsits to get her ready to read for her role. According to MeTV, she was in a chair between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy with six or seven space monsters around. While the artist worked on her, she said it really bugged her that none of them even made an attempt to be friendly. On top of that, she wasn't at all happy with the makeup job.

""I was sitting in a makeup chair between William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and like six or eight space monsters. None of them had any idea who I was or made any attempt to be friendly, which really bugged me. Anyway, this makeup guy proceeded to put makeup on me which was absolutely unbelievable. Put it this way: Mr. Spock ended up looking more attractive than I did. It was awful!""

But Henderson used the overdone makeup to her advantage, letting the creator of The Brady Brunch, Sherwood Schwartz know that she didn't believe she looked anything like Carol Brady would look on the series.

""I went to the Brady soundstage and I said to Sherwood, 'Look, I just want you to know that I think this makeup is all wrong for Carol Brady, or any other living human creature. So remember, when you see these eyelashes flapping around in the breeze, I think they look stupid too.""

Florence Henderson

As far as the lack of friendliness she received from Shatner, Nimoy, and the other actors, it could have simply been because they were mired in their own thoughts or that it was too early in the morning. Or there could be a hundred different reasons for the actors to not interact. Luckily, it didn't stop her from doing her best at the audition and nailing the part of Carol Brady.

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