Kathleen Turner claims Hollywood stars Michael Douglas , Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty had a bet on who could bed her first.
But the 64-year-old actress says she snubbed all three of the screen legends, insisting she was no man’s “trophy”.
Revealing the sordid contest for her sexual conquest, Turner also launched attacks on other big names – branding Liz Taylor “bad” at her job, Nicolas Cage an “a**hole, Burt Reynolds “terrible” and the stars of Friends unfriendly.
But her claims in a no-holds-barred interview that she was targeted by Douglas, 73, Nicholson and Beatty, both, 81, will spark the biggest shockwaves.
Turner, who starred with Douglas in the 1985 movie Jewel of the Nile, said: “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, 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,” she explained.
“When Jack and I were shooting Prizzi’s Honor a bunch of us went to his place. 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 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 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 there, I feel insecure.”
Directing her anger towards other stars, Turner launched a scathing attack on Taylor’s performance in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She said of the British star, who died in 2011 aged 79: “For a while I felt like half my life was making her wrongs right.
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, you ever listen to her voice? It’s awful. She has a bad voice. People are after me all the time to do Sweet Bird of Youth, and I’m like, ‘Enough Taylor s***.’ I don’t think she was very skilled.”
Turner was nominated for a Tony Award for her stage performance as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1990, a role Taylor played in the 1958 film. She starred in Peggy Sue Got Married alongside Cage, another star she did not find to her taste. Turner told how he put on an unusual voice for his role as Charlie Bodell in the 1986 movie that disturbed her so much she spoke to director Francis Ford Coppola.
She told US magazine Vulture: “I went to Francis. I asked him, ‘You approved this choice?’ It was very touchy.
“He [Cage] 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. The way I saw it was, yeah, he was that a**hole.”
Turner also had Reynolds, who starred alongside her in 1988 movie Switching Channels, in her sights.
The 82-year-old this year branded her the most overrated actor of the 70s and 80s. But Turner hit back and said: “Working with Burt Reynolds was terrible.
“The first day Burt made me cry. He said something about not taking second place to a woman. His behaviour was shocking. It never occurred to me that I wasn’t someone’s equal.
“I left the room sobbing. It got to be very hostile because the crew began taking sides.
“As for the performance, I was able to put the negativity aside. I’m not convinced Burt was.”
Turner, who revealed she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her 30s, also sparked an internet frenzy by accusing an unnamed star of “playing the same role for 20 years”. Referring to her as “very famous Hollywood actress”, she said: “She even looks pretty much the same.”
Fans immediately began speculating online as to the identity of the woman, with names such as Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman among the guesses.
Turner appeared in a 2001 episode of US sitcom Friends. But she claimed regular stars Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc ignored her on set.
She added: “I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast. The actors were such a clique but I don’t think my experience with them was unique.”
Turner, who starred in a 2000 stage version of The Graduate, even tore into Donald Trump. Asked if she had met the US president, she replied: “Yes. Yuck. He has this gross handshake.
“With his index finger he rubs the inside of your wrist, trying to do some seductive intimacy move. You pull your hand away and go yuck.”
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