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Cher On The Time Jack Nicholson Called Her Old and Not Sexy

by Music-News.com on August 22, 2018

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Cher has recalled how Jack Nicholson and director George Miller once branded her as “too old” for Hollywood.

The Oscar-winning actress has starred in films including Moonstruck, Mermaids and, most recently, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and is widely considered to be a legend in the entertainment industry.

However, at her concert in Atlantic City on Friday, Cher reminisced to fans about a nasty phone call she received after her “fantastic” 40th birthday party.

“In the morning, my telephone rang and the man said, ‘Hi, Cher, it’s George Miller.’ I said, ‘Hey, George.’ He was the director of Witches of Eastwick,” the 72-year-old explained, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “So he said, ‘I just wanted to call and tell you that I don’t want you in my movie and Jack Nicholson and I think you’re too old and you’re not sexy.’ Good morning, 40!”

Cher burst into tears and “was heartbroken” to seemingly miss out on the role, but her upset turned to anger after George continued to insult her.

“He just wanted to tell me everything: ‘I hate the way you walk, I hate the way you talk, I don’t like the colour of your hair, I don’t like your eyes,'” she recounted. “So, finally I was like, ‘OK, look mother-,’ yeah, 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 got the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Actress for Mask. So, goodbye!'”

Cher eventually did go on to win the lead role of Alexandra Medford in 1987’s The Witches of Eastwick, appearing alongside Jack, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer.

In addition, the star also admitted she was scared to appear on Late Night with David Letterman because “he can be kind of an asshole” to people he doesn’t like, but agreed after she was offered $28,000 (£22,000) – a sum she owed to her friend, the late Studio 54 co-owner Steve Rubell.

Cher will tour Australia in September for Live Nation.

Cher Australian dates

NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26

BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28

ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5 – NEW SHOW!

ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
TUESDAY OCTOBER 9

PERTH ARENA
FRIDAY OCTOBER 12

QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
THURSDAY OCTOBER 18
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 – NEW SHOW!

Cher tickets from Live Nation

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