Julianne Moore was fired and replaced by Melissa McCarthy in the movie “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Moore appeared on Thursday’s “Watch What Happens Live” and said that she was axed from the flick because director Nicole Holofcener may not have liked the way she was portraying the character.
The actress said of the film when questioned by a caller, “I didn’t leave that movie, I was fired. Nicole fired me. I think she didn’t like what I was doing. We’d just been kind of rehearsing and doing pre-production and stuff.
“I think that her idea of what the character was was different than what my idea of the character was, so she fired me.”
Host Andy Cohen then asked Moore whether she’d seen the movie, to which she replied: “I haven’t yet, because it’s still kind of painful. I love Melissa McCarthy, I worship her I think she’s fantastic.
“It’s pretty bad. The only other time I was fired was at a yoghurt stand at 15, so it was pretty bad.”
McCarthy bagged an Oscar nomination for her role in the flick at this year’s ceremony, but ended up losing out to Olivia Colman.
The Hollywood Reporter has since gone into a little more detail about why Moore was axed from the film, insisting: “Moore wanted to wear a prosthetic nose for the part — Israel, who died at 75 in 2014, had a somewhat bulbous schnoz — while Holofcener, is said to have felt that a fake nose would be too distracting.”