The fact that two actors are revered in their own right is no guarantee that they will respect each other in real life. This situation was demonstrated when Anthony Hopkins Called his a change of seasons co-star, Shirley McLaine, “the most hateful actor I’ve ever worked with.” The truth is, MacLaine didn’t care much for Hopkins either.
Anthony Hopkins’ feud with Shirley MacLaine
Those who were not there to see the dramatic comedy about infidelities from 1980 a change of seasons not much was lost. capitalizing 10-young star Bo DerekThe film’s sudden fame tanked critically and at the box office.
Neither Shirley MacLaine nor Anthony Hopkins publicly elaborated on what caused them to dislike each other so much. However, according to BuzzFeedthe first said that Hopkins’ sobriety during the filming of a change of seasons may have been part of the problem.
“I didn’t like him either, but he was on the wagon at the time, and it was hard on him.”
What Critics Said About ‘A Change of Seasons’
The New York Times praised the pre-title sequence featuring Bo Derek frolicking in a hot tub as “a live-action Playboy centerfold”. NYT critic Vincent Canby added: “Then, unfortunately, the movie begins.”
The theme of the menage-a-quatre was explored a decade earlier in Paul Mazursky’s film. bob and carol and ted and alice. While the 1969 film was “bold,” a change of seasons was as “predictable as a long arctic winter,” he denounced tv guidewho went on to say that despite his memorable scenes in 10Derek “falls to the ground with a thud” in A change of seasons.
Variety was not nicer, referring to the plot of a change of seasons as “arbitrary and mechanical” and the character of Anthony Hopkins as “a totally self-centered lout who never attracts audience sympathy”.
MacLaine and Hopkins before and after ‘A Change of Seasons’
When Anthony Hopkins signed on to play Professor Adam Evans, the Welsh-born actor boasted an extensive resume in television and film, including appearances in Audrey Rose, Magic, A Bridge Too Far, Y international velvet. the Elephant manin which Hopkins plays Dr. Frederick Treves, was released the same year as A change of seasons.
Following the unfortunate a change of seasonsHopkins devoted his talents to the television productions of othello, The Hunchback of Notre DameY the bunker, in which the 5’9″ actor played Adolf Hitler. Other notable roles followed, including 84 Charing Cross Street, The silence of the lambsWhat’s missing from the day Y Dracula. Hopkins is currently in pre and post production on three projects: one life, rebel moon, Y Freud’s last session.
Born Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia, the actress who played Karyn Evans in a change of seasons is the older sister of Shampoo Star Warren Beatty. MacLaine started in Hollywood several years before her a change of seasons Co-star, appearing in Alfred Hitchcock film the problem with harry Y Artists and Models with comedian Jerry Lewis in 1955.
In the decades before a change of seasonsMacLaine appeared on the big screen multiple times, delivering notable performances in Some Came Running, Cancan, sweet charityY sweet irma. 1960 saw MacLaine appear alongside her”rat pack” friends Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford with an uncredited part in Ocean’s Eleven.
Nominated numerous times, MacLaine ultimately won the Best Actress Oscar for her stellar performance as Aurora Greenway in the 1983 film, terms of endearment.
Now 88 years old, MacLaine can be seen in two episodes of Only murders in the building and is currently in pre-production of two projects: granite men Y People, not placesin which she plays “a vivacious woman in her twilight years,” according to the UK Daily Mail.
Although both are busy, it’s probably safe to say that MacLaine and Hopkins won’t be sharing a big screen anytime soon.