Julianne Moore shared that she was fired from the film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” while appearing on Andy Cohen’s talk show “Watch What Happens Live.”
Moore was originally cast as author, and later literary forger, Lee Israel. At the time the film’s screenwriter Nicole Holofcener was also the director. Later, Marielle Helle would become director and the lead role eventually went to Melissa McCarthy.
A fan called into the show and asked Moore why she decided to leave the film and if she had seen McCarthy’s performance.
“I think [Nicole] didn’t like what I was doing,” Moore told Cohen. “I think that her idea of where the character was was different than where my idea of where the character was, and so she fired me.”
Moore reveals she never saw the film because “it’s still kind of painful.”
She added: “I love Melissa McCarthy, I worship her. I think she’s fantastic. So I’m sure she’s great.”