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British actress Sienna Miller slights U.S. city Pittsburgh

British actress Sienna Miller slights U.S. city Pittsburgh

In town for the filming of "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," the screen adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel, British actress Sienna Miller called the city a name that sounds like Pittsburgh, but contained an expletive. Her comments appear in the latest edition of Rolling Stone, which hit newsstands Friday.
The 24-year-old actress, who starred in "Layer Cake," "Casanova" and the remake of "Alfie," told Rolling Stone, "Can you believe this is my life? Will you pity me when you're back in your funky New York apartment and I'm still in Pittsburgh? I need to get more glamorous films and stop with my indie year."
Miller's remarks touched a nerve here, where residents are fiercely loyal to their hometown.
Miller's comments appeared in the city's two major daily newspapers and a television news anchor offered to take Miller around town to show her the sights.
"I think obviously we have a great town, and I disagree with her comments," Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said, adding she should see the town.
"I'm sure in her short experience here she hasn't had the opportunity to do that," he said. "If she would have, I think she would have found that Pittsburgh is a great place to live."
Forbes magazine routinely lists Pittsburgh as one of the worst cities for singles.


Updated : 2021-03-08 09:46 GMT+08:00