Julianne Moore Says She Was Fired From 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

Julianne Moore said screenwriter Nicole Holofcener let her go from

Julianne Moore said screenwriter Nicole Holofcener let her go from"Can You Ever Forgive Me? File

It is the movie that has been met with high critical acclaim and award season recognition for its stars, Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. Holofcener went on to leave the project and Marielle Heller signed on as the director instead in what became perhaps the most ironic aspect of the situation.

"I didn't leave that movie, I was sacked", she told Cohen, adding that the picture's former director Nicole Holofcener was the one who fired her. Now, Moore has revealed she didn't deliberately walk away - she was sacked by Holofcener. Eventually, after both Moore and Holofcener were gone, Marielle Heller took over directing duties and Melissa McCarthy stepped into the lead role, and the rest of the cast changed as well.

Moore revealed she actually didn't walk away from the lead role in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" - she was sacked.

"I didn't leave that movie; I was sacked", Julianne revealed with a sad smile. Moore went on to say that Nicole simply didn't like what she was doing.

"We hadn't [filmed], we were just rehearsing and doing pre-production and stuff, and I think her idea of where the character was, was different to where my idea of the character was".

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When Andy asked Julianne - an Oscar victor herself, by the way - if she had seen the movie, she said she hadn't yet "because it's still kind of painful".

"The only other time [I was fired] was when I was working at a yoghurt stand when I was 15. I was sacked", she said.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? sees Melissa step into the stilettos of celebrity biographer Lee Israel who makes her living profiling A-listers in the dramatic thriller film. And yet, the question must be asked: who the hell fires Julianne Moore?

Melissa was actually given an Oscar nomination for her role.

This is surprising, because up until now, the official story was that Moore walked away of her own accord.

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