Cher said Jack Nicholson called her too old and not sexy enough to star in the 1987 film “The Witches of Eastwick.”
Cher called when the actor Jack Nicholson and director George Miller made her feel insecure about herself, her judgments are “too old” and “not sexy” enough to shine in the 1987 film “The Witches of Eastwick.”
Cher, 72, who is currently on tour, told the story to an audience at the Atlantic City of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She said that in 1986 she was “afraid” turning 40, but after a “great birthday” she was excited about the milestone age.
“So, I went to sleep, to dream with this fantastic thoughts of 40 and it was good,” she said. “And I was going to all these movies and I was just so happy.”
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However, her good thoughts were interrupted after she got a phone call from Miller, director of “The Witches of Eastwick,” about the upcoming film casting.
“And in the morning, my phone rang and the man said, ‘Hi, Cher, it’s George Miller.’ I said, ” Hey, George.’ He was the director of ‘Witches of Eastwick.’ So he said, ” I just wanted to call and tell that I do not want you to be in my movie with Jack Nicholson and I think you’re too old and you’re not sexy.’ Good morning, 40!”
Cher said that she was hurt by his comments, which left her in tears.
“I was heartbroken. I wanted this movie so bad. Usually, in Hollywood, if you offend anyone, you hang up,” she said.
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The Grammy Award-winning singer said Miller continued to comment on the way she walked and her hair.
“He [Miller] will not want to hang up. He wanted to tell me everything: “I hate the way you walk I hate the way you talk, I do not like the color of your hair, I do not like your eyes,” she said.
The “Believe” singer didn’t let Miller are standing up for themselves. She said that she listed her list of acting accomplishments.
“So, finally, I was like, ‘OK, see mother——yes, I said the whole thing. I said, ‘you didn’t find me under a rock. I was nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Silkwood.’ And I have the Cannes Film Festival award for best actress for ‘Mask,’ ” she said. “‘So, good-bye!'”
Cher did end up being cast in the role of Alexandra and co-star in the hit film with the actresses Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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