Actress Anjelica Huston played Morticia Addams in the 1991 version of the show The Addams Family. Her character was the wife and mother of the show known for her straight black hair and pale skin. Although the show is long over, the actress will always be known for this role.
Recently, Huston had an interview speaking of her memories of the show and of her career where she had some interesting things to say about other celebs such as Oprah Winfrey and Eddie Murphy. Apparently, they didn’t have the best encounter.
In her interview with Vulture, Huston spoke on how Oprah Winfrey was supposedly jealous of her. The two, according to Huston, have had beef since 1986, when Huston won the award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ Oscar Award for her Prizzi’s Honor role. Oprah at this time was nominated for the same category for the movie “The Color Purple” for her role as ‘Miss Sophia.’
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Huston claims that Oprah never got over the loss and throws shade at her every opportunity she gets. One of her reasoning was, “She never had me on her show, ever. She won’t talk to me.”
“The only encounter I’ve had with Oprah was when I was at a party for the Academy Awards, a private residence. 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.” continues Huston.
When asked if she thinks the issue came from the Oscar loss Huston replied, “Well, nobody else would dislike me so much as to literally, physically come in between the person I was talking with that way. But I admire Oprah. God knows, she’s made some big steps.”
Her next issues was with Eddie Murphy, which Huston reveals is all about time. The two co-starred on the film, Daddy Day Care, where Murphy was the lead character. Murphy is known for being a diva on set. “He did, a fortress right in the center of everyone else’s. And Eddie’s fortress actually had barbed wire on top. It was serious. It was as though there was going to be an invasion.”
She then spoke about how she hated that Murphy required for the cast to arrive on set 15 minutes before he did. “You’d be waiting for over 15 minutes in a California summer, so you’re not appetizing by the time you get on camera,” said Huston. “Maybe he didn’t recognize that factor. So I requested to at least know when he was traveling to set. His reply, through the grapevine, was ‘Ladies first.’ Frankly, a lot of male movie stars behave in an offhand manner, like they’re just more important than you are.”
Huston certainly was not secretive in her issues with her fellow celebs in this interview, taking shots at some of the biggest names in Hollywood. For more information check of Huston’s interview on the Vulture.
Written by Imani Maxberry
Sources: iloveoldschoolmusic.com // toofab.com // www.vulture.com // YouTube // The Wendy Williams Show