Glenn Close and Michael Douglas' Fatal Attraction
Michael: I think we should talk about the ending.
Glenn: What happened with me is when I heard they wanted to make me into basically a psychopath—where I go after somebody with a knife rather than somebody who was self-destructive and basically tragic—it was a profound problem for me. As I told you, I did a lot of research about the character. And I felt, even though there were a lot of secrets and people might not have understood all the behavior, I did. So to be brought back six months later, I think it was, and told that you're going to totally change that character, it was very hard. I think I fought against it for three weeks.
Michael: Oh, you did.
Glenn: I remember we had meetings. I was so mad.
Michael: But you were so good in the part that everybody wanted you to be killed—viscerally wanted somebody to put their hands around your throat. And it was really a result of you being so good.
Michael: I was thinking. You're so good in this movie, Glenn, and your entire career. You hadfive Oscar nominations in the '80s. What an incredible run.
Glenn: You've won two Oscars—one for being a producer and one for being an actor. Which one were you most emotional about?
Michael: The acting. To receive that nomination from my fellow actors when you're second generation really meant a lot for me and helped me gain a lot more confidence.