Kathleen Turner Talks Donald Trump, Shades The Cast Of Friends, And Re-Visits Career Highlights In AMAZING Interview — Catch Up HERE!

The Kathleen Turner interview in Vulture that was released today is going viral right now, and for good reason — it’s INCREDIBLE!

Turner, a film icon in the 1980s and early 1990s before rheumatoid arthritis and alcohol abuse derailed her on-screen career, opens up about her life now as a stage actor and her life then as a sex symbol, spilling ALL the tea about former co-workers and more!

The whole interview is well worth a read, but real quick, let’s run through some of the highlights that people can’t stop talking about — like Turner explaining how she first realized she was a sexual target back in her prime in the early 1980s (below):

“It took adjustment. You have to remember that my first big role was Body Heat, and after that I was a sexual target. I understood later, from Michael Douglas, that there was a competition between him and Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty about who would get me first. None of them did, by the by.

I don’t like being thought of as a trophy. Let me tell you, when Jack and I were shooting Prizzi’s Honor, a bunch of us went to his place up on Mulholland . Jack said, knowing Warren’s interest in me, “Why don’t you call Warren and tell him I don’t have a corkscrew.” “Why?” “You’ll see how fast he gets here.” There was an unspoken assumption that women were property to be claimed. Another time I was at a dinner party and there was an empty chair next to Jack. I sat down in it and had a delightful time. After a while — because I was shooting the next day — I said I had to leave and drove back to the Chateau Marmont. I get there and the phone rings. It was Jack: “How could you do that to me?” “Do what?” “You were my date and you left!” And I said, “I was your date? No one informed me.” Assumptions like that are why I’ve never lived in Los Angeles. Every time I go to that city I feel insecure.”


Beyond Douglas, Beatty, and Nicholson — a trio whom she does admit fondness for later in the interview — Turner reveals some interesting things about Nicolas Cage working on set, as well.

Here she is (question and answer) on Cage’s infamously weird voice choice in Peggy Sue Got Married (below):

I have another question about actors and their choices: When you show up on set, like you did for Peggy Sue Got Married, and realize that Nicolas Cage has decided to play his part with such an unusual voice — that he was doing a thing — how did that affect how you calibrated your performance?

“It was tough to not say, “Cut it out.” But it wasn’t my job to say to another actor what he should or shouldn’t do. So I went to Francis . I asked him, “You approved this choice?” It was very touchy. He was very difficult on set. But the director allowed what Nicolas wanted to do with his role, so I wasn’t in a position to do much except play with what I’d been given. If anything, it only further illustrated my character’s disillusionment with the past. The way I saw it was, yeah, he was that asshole.”

Sorry, Nicolas Cage or his character?

“Listen, I made it work, honey.”


Sorry, Nic!

He wasn’t the only person Turner opted to toss shade at, though!

How about Donald Trump (below):

This is a sort of left-field question, but President Trump seems like someone you would’ve bumped into at a party in New York in the ’80s. Have you ever met him?

“Yes. Yuck. He has this gross handshake.”

What’s he do?

“He goes to shake your hand and with his index finger kind of rubs the inside of your wrist. He’s trying to do some kind of seductive intimacy move. You pull your hand away and go yuck.”


She also throws major shade at the cast of Friends after guest-starring as Chandler Bing’s gay drag-queen father for several episodes during the sitcom’s long run (below):

You’ve done a handful of television. To pick one show you guest-starred on: What stands out about your experience onFriends?

“I’ll be quite honest, which is my wont: I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast. I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown — and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally it was one of the older crew members that said, “Get Miss Turner a chair.” The Friends actors were such a clique — but I don’t think my experience with them was unique. I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered.”

How did you find them as actors and actresses?

“I won’t comment on that.”

That’s where you draw a line?

” Maybe if I’d had months to work with them, I’d be in a better position to evaluate their skill. But I could only judge based on the period I worked on the show, which wasn’t long. I do respect the camaraderie they had. You can see camaraderie on the screen. When I did Body Heat with Larry Kasdan and Bill Hurt, we rehearsed significantly before shooting and there was a familiarity before the camera rolled. You see it in the film.”

Not holding back much!!!

Kathleen Turner is seriously bringing the HEAT!!!

And for real, it’s not just these highlights — the full interview is very much worth a read, and you can do so HERE.

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