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Richard E. Grant Says Julianne Moore Was Fired From Can You Ever Forgive Me? For Wanting to Wear a Fat Suit


Richard E. Grant seems as wonderfully loopy in person as his Jack Hock character in Can You Ever Forgive Me? because he keeps spilling on previous repetitions of the cast of the film.

The BBC reports that Grant told a live audience at an Advertising Week Europe event in London that Moore was fired from the film because she wanted to wear a thick suit and fake nose to play Lee Israel, which the writer and then director Nicole Holofcener reportedly said, “You’re not going to do that,” Grant recalls. Moore said earlier that she was fired from the film because of ‘creative differences’ between her and Holofcener.

Now I love Julianne Moore (besides her films, I often think of this Billy on the Street segment in which she has to hand out hurried monologues to strangers in Times Square, which might be too good for the show), but thick suits in films must be killed completely, and wearing a false nose to play a Jew screams of light anti-Semitic caricature. Yikes, everywhere. Yikes.

This has nothing to do with this blog, but I would do a good service to the readers if I didn’t mention it: Grant also reportedly told the public that he still wears some of the costumes he wore when he was in Clifford Spice World played. What a nice little live talk, right?

Richard E. Grant, keep talking and never stop talking!

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