‘I felt sick’ Kathleen Turner on brutal end of Michael Douglas ‘affair’ | Films | Entertainment

Their chemistry on display screen sizzles in 1984’s Romancing the Stone and was apparent to audiences and Hollywood bosses – and, certainly, to Douglas’ spouse. It was so explosively profitable on display screen and on the field office {that a} sequel, Jewel on the Nile, was speedily rushed by way of for the next year. Turner has brazenly spoken of her sexual attraction to her co-star and her hopes for one thing long-term.

In 2017 she mentioned: “We had a wild crush on each other. At that time I was unattached and Michael was separated from his wife Diandra, so I thought this was a go. We were in the process of falling in love – fervent, longing looks and heavy flirtation.”

Last year, she added: “Oh, I was yearning, babe, but he was still married, although they were separated, and so I thought there was hope for me.

“It was that fantastic sexual pressure, you understand?”

Turner described the upsetting moment Diandra Douglas confronted the pair.

She said: “Then Diandra got here down and jogged my memory he was nonetheless married. We have been in a lodge in Valencia having dinner when she arrived. That gave her an opportunity to say in entrance of me, ‘You know we’re nonetheless married and I’ve no intention of ending it.

“I thought, ‘That’s that.’ The last thing I’d do to another woman is interfere in that. I felt sick. It was thrilling to be falling in love, then I felt I’d been kicked in the stomach.”

Diandra would not file for divorce till 1995, though the wedding had been on the rocks alongside earlier than that. Douglas would begin relationship Catherine Zeta-Jones in March 1999 they usually married within the November of the next year.

However, with hindsight, Turner believes she was higher off with out Douglas.

She mentioned in 2017: “In truth, he was a misogynist. We had lunch not long ago and he may be different now, but I don’t think he would’ve liked me finding my power as his wife so, you know, it’s probably a good thing.”

Douglas was extra restrained final year, describing what occurred: “Life goes different ways and you can’t really second-guess.”


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