Sharon Gless has just one massive regret in existence. Well, 40 of them.
In her memoir, “Apparently There Were Grievances,” the actress, 78, reveals that does not look back again fondly on the knowledge of plumping up for the role of Annie Wilkes in the 1992 West Conclusion output of “Misery.”
“When I received it [the role], they explained, ‘We’ll make you a fats match,’” she informed Website page Six in a current interview. “Well, I had just long gone into menopause. I stated, ‘You never have to do that, I’ll acquire treatment of that!’ Just one of the dumbest items I have ever done in my life.”
Gless explained that she received about 40 pounds and when her partner, producer Barney Rosenzweig, flew in from Los Angeles for the opening night he was shocked.
“He hadn’t found me for a month, he did not know who I was. That upset him incredibly substantially,” she explained.
The “Queer as Folk” star added that she experienced no issue placing on the pounds because of menopause, contacting the knowledge, “the hardest point I’ve ever been via and I’m positive it’s the toughest issue my husband’s been by means of.
“There’s no joking about it if you are going through it, you do not know who you are.”
Gless confessed that she has struggled with her body weight for significantly of her life and states that she doubts she would have been hired to perform Det. Sgt. Christine Cagney in “Cagney & Lacey” if “I experienced been major.”
“To be genuine, I assume there is way as well much emphasis on measurement in our enterprise,” she ongoing. “How about the actress currently being excellent? It is a big challenge in our small business [although] It is substantially fairer now.”
The California native’s memoir is a rollicking examine that delves into critical subjects like her struggle with alcoholism and a lot more lighthearted fare like her disastrous blind date with an up-and-coming director named Steven Spielberg.
“We ended up kids,” she discussed. “I was aspect of the Universal deal system and they form of farmed me out. A bunch of headshots ended up sent in excess of to [producer] Dick Zanuck. He was on the lookout for a day for Steven and he picked my photo.”
Gless extra that the “West Facet Story” director was “very nice” but there was zero chemistry between them.