When one thinks about The Golden Girls, they may just imagine four carefree women enjoying their retirement and discussing things like men, and tea. The Golden Girls actually dove into some pretty deep thorny topics, such as equal marriage rights and pregnancy.
Given the time it was aired, a lot of people viewed the show as rather controversial.
But Rue on The Other Hand…
While Bea wasn’t a fan of her costume wardrobe on the show, Rue McClanahan was simply delighted with hers. In fact, Rue, who famously portrayed Blanche on The Golden Girls, took all of her's home!
McClanahan even had the stipulation added to her contract.
The Ladies Almost Had a Butler
In the first-ever episode of the show, the girls had been blessed with a live-in chef and housekeeper. Unfortunately, the creators of the show decided against the continuing with the character, and he never appeared again.
No worries, the ladies seemed to do perfectly fine without him!
Can you close your eyes and picture Blanche, played by Betty White? Well, you almost wouldn’t have had to. Betty was originally cast as Blanche, and Rue as “Rose.”
However, since those roles were much like the ones that they had each played in the past, they grabbed at the chance to expand their acting horizons.
Bea Was Tough to Work With
As is the case with so many people in Hollywood, Bea Arthur was said to be incredibly hard to work alongside.
In fact, she was so tough to get along with that every single actress on the show ended up cutting her loose.