Jacki Weaver Tells Oscar Winner To 'Go F**k Yourself'
Ahead of her appearance on 'The Sunday Project', Jacki Weaver had some strong words for Anjelica Huston.
Huston was recently featured in an interview with Vulture which spanned her incredible career, covered off a few controversial opinions and also included one very unsubtle swipe at Weaver's latest film.
While Huston was being interviewed in-line with her upcoming movie 'John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum', she admitted that some projects are off-limits for the Oscar winner.
"I'm looking for movies that impress me in some way, that aren't apologetically humble or humiliating," Huston said.
She went on to describe a "band of cheerleaders get back together for one last hurrah" saying "I don't like that kind of thing. If I'm going to be an old lady... at least I want to be a special old lady."
"I don’t want to be relegated to some has-been making a comeback. I hate comebacks."
While the comment seemed innocent enough, it was also a swipe at the upcoming film 'Poms' starring Diane Keaton and Jacki Weaver. 'Poms' is, unsurprisingly, about a band of cheerleaders who get back together for one last hurrah.
The following morning, Weaver spoke to Vanity Fair and gave a very concise response to Huston's shade.
"I just laughed and then I said, 'Well she can go f**k herself'."
The digs didn't end there with the 'Animal Kingdom' star saying she was disappointed after being a fan of Huston's but feeling somewhat hurt by the "mean and petty" comments.
"I would say she must be going through menopause, but she must have had that ages ago."
After a bit of thought, Weaver also had sympathy for Huston who she felt, "sounds sad at the moment".
"I think she must be a bit disappointed or she wouldn’t be slagging on people for no reason, including herself, saying she’s an 'old lady'."
Huston's comments about the cast of 'Poms' weren't the only ones that raised a few eyebrows, with her claiming Bill Murray was "a sh*t" to her during the filming of 'The Life Aquatic' and admitted she'd work with Woody Allen again "in a second".
She went on to say that when she won the Oscar in 1986 for 'Prizzi's Honour', it resulted in Oprah never speaking to her.
"She never had me on her show, ever. She won’t talk to me," Huston said adding that the only time she's ever come into contact with Oprah was at a party for the Oscars.
"I was talking to Clint Eastwood, and she literally came between us with her back to me. So all of the sudden I was confronted with the back of Oprah’s head."
It appears Huston may have just been blacklisted by another star, with Weaver admitting that Huston's comments felt like they added to the general discourse of ageism she comes up against daily.
"There’s so much ageism in our society," she told Vanity Fair."People are people. Some of us got here sooner than others. A lot of my close friends are in their thirties. Except for the creakiness in your bones, I don’t think there is really that much difference between us when we really get to know each other."
Weaver will also appear on 'The Sunday Project' this weekend chatting to Lisa Wilkinson. In a preview of the interview, Weaver responds to Wilkinson who comments on the "incredible people" she's worked with across her career.
"I have worked with some that I think are pains in the arse," the actor fires back.