Can she ever forgive her?
Julianne Moore offered up some excellent Hollywood gossip Thursday, telling Andy Cohen that she was fired from “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” And she said that the snub is “still painful.”
Moore was replaced by Melissa McCarthy in the indie flick, which was released in November.
Responding to a question from a viewer on Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live!,” Moore said, “I didn’t leave that movie, I was fired.” “I think [director and co-writer Nicole Holofcener] didn’t like what I was doing,” Moore said, adding that she was canned during the rehearsal process before they started shooting.
“I think that her idea of where the character was was different from my idea of where the character was, and so she fired me,” Moore said. She told Cohen that she hasn’t seen McCarthy’s performance because it’s “still kind of painful.”
Holofcener was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay about a writer who forges letters supposedly written by famous people. McCarthy was nominated for Best Actress for her role in the film, but lost out to Olivia Colman of “The Favourite.”
Holofcener didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.