[Blind Gossip] Actor Kathleen Turner recently gave an interview to Vulture.
The star of Body Heat, Romancing The Stone, Prizzi’s Honor, Undercover Blues, and The War Of The Roses talks about her long movie career, her costars (including Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, Nicholas Cage, and William Hurt)… and slips in a couple of blind items for good measure!
There isn’t really an identifiable “Kathleen Turner”–type character.
And that wasn’t helpful to me in Hollywood. People would say, “God, I love The Accidental Tourist. Oh, you also were in Undercover Blues? That was great! And Prizzi’s Honor? Shit, you were in that too.” They never put my work together because I wasn’t doing the same thing over and over, which, by the way, wasn’t good for me financially.
Do you have sympathy for actors who choose differently?
Certainly in terms of film, there is intense pressure to repeat successful characters. I’ll give you an example, but you mustn’t include her name. [Very famous Hollywood actress] has played the same role for 20 years. She even looks pretty much the same. She’s probably one of the richest women out there, but I would shoot myself if I were like that, only giving people what they expect.
Did you ever kick a co-star?
No. I slapped one.
He bit me.
I was doing a play — there was a scene where another actor was all over my character and fuckin’ bit me, and I was like, whack! Maybe he didn’t mean to, but he was taking things a little far.
You can read the entire interview here.
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