The "John Wick 3" star also talks about turning down "Misery," dissing Oprah Winfrey and Pleads the Fifth on "Watch What Happens Live."
Anjelica Huston dropped a tantalizing tease and then maybe started to reel it back in during her Plead the Fifth segment on "Watch What Happens Live."
The "John Wick 3" star dropped by Andy Cohen's clubhouse alongside RuPaul for a fearless and candid conversation that went straight into the toilet as soon as Andy told her, "It is time for you to Plead the Fifth!"
While Huston has been getting a lot of press lately for just how bold her interviews have been -- dishing on all kinds of things and proving that she really doesn't care how something might be perceived or how it might impact her relationships in the business; if it happened it happened -- she actually did Plead the Fifth on one question.
But it wasn't the question about Jack Nicholson as a lover. Of course, that was Andy's third question and she'd already decided to pass on revealing the name of any famous person who may have hit on her and then been turned down.
She did answer Andy's first question about who gave her the worst first impression, and it was the same story she's been telling throughout this press tour about Bill Murray not inviting her to a dinner party during "The Life Aquatic," when he'd invited basically everyone else in the cast.
As for Nicholson, while she's spoken in length about his alleged drug usage and their time together, she basically created a three word phrase to describe him as a lover, rather than rattle off three adjectives. And she leaned over to RuPaul for help with the "D"-word.
The other two words she threw out were "very" and "big."
There's really only one obvious conclusion to reach on that, but did Andy jump to the right one? When he asked her directly, Anjelica said, "Well, for the moment" ... which is about as cryptic as it gets. Does that mean it varies, or her experiences have since varied?
Finally, as he was wrapping up the segment, she left everyone scratching their heads even more when she said, "That was really hard and sort of inaccurate, but we won't go into it."
Now, hold on, Anjelica. Now we really do want to get into it. What was "sort of inaccurate"? You've told everyone that Bill Murray story before and you plead the fifth on the second question, so we're right back to Jack, who may or may not be "very big" ... apparently.
What's indisputable is that Anjelica Huston was never on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" after the two of them squared off at the Oscars in 1986, with Anjelica winning.
Anjelica insists Oprah won't even talk to her, detailing their one encounter at an Oscars party. "I was talking to Clint Eastwood, and she literally came between us with her back to me. So all of [a] sudden, I was confronted with the back of Oprah's head."
When Andy asked if she was nervous at all about telling that story, Anjelica quickly answered, "I don't know that I was nervous about it. It just sort of happened, I was just telling a story." As for whether or not she thinks she'll hear from Oprah, Anjelica laughed, "No. No, and I won't."
Probably a safe bet after all these years of radio silence.
Another Oscar showdown went much smoother, though it created a very interesting dynamic for the actress and a complicated bag of feelings. It all went down after Anjelica turned down the part of Annie Wilkes in the 1990 film "Misery," which ultimately became the breakout Oscar-winning role for Kathy Bates.
"I did turn down that part ,but it was because I fell in love with 'The Grifters' and wanted to do it passionately," Anjelica said. "She won the Academy Award, though. I was nominated against her."
Of course, the best way to solve this would be for the two women to co-star in a movie together. Okay, confession time. It has far less to do with their Oscar battle than a desire to see these two powerhouse performers chewing scenery together.
Anjelica Huston next hits theaters in "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" on Friday, May 17.
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