Kathleen Turner recalls falling for co-star Michael Douglas during filming of 'Romancing the Stone'...until his wife arrived

Kathleen Turner also revealed that Michael and Jack Nicholson had a bet between them as to who would be the first one to sleep with her. 


                            Kathleen Turner recalls falling for co-star Michael Douglas during filming of 'Romancing the Stone'...until his wife arrived
Kathleen Turner (Source: Getty Images)

Kathleen Turner made head turns when she walked on the streets and made people skip their heartbeat every time she dazzled on the screen with her acting. However, when it came to The Stone co-star Michael Douglas, she believed they could have had their romantic affair if it had not been for someone.

Kathleen admits to almost falling for Michael Douglas  (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film)

Kathleen opened up about this almost affair while sitting down for an interview on Loose Women. She confessed that both of them were on a verge of having an affair while they were shooting on the set of the 1984 film but things changed when his wife visited the set. The actress admitted that she and Michael had been extremely flirty during the filming of the movie. 

"We're in the jungle, and I was feeling rather romantic toward Michael, he was separated from his wife and I was single," she said. However, things between the pair ended even before it could start after Michael's wife, Diandra Luker, his wife of six years decided to come to the set.

"I came back on the set one day, and in walked his wife!’ Kathleen revealed. "At that time she was not his ex, that was that and you don't mess with other women's marriages." She also confessed that there was a point in her life when she realized that Michael and Jack Nicholson had a bet between them as to who would be the first one to sleep with her. 

"Jack Nicholson told me that when I was working with him Prizzi's Honor. He told me that, yes, after Body Heat I was the new girl in town and that ... they had a bet going over who would get me first," she recalled. While the two actors tried to win her over, Kathleen revealed that she was successful in not falling for their charms. "Lovely term, delightful boys! Respectful, that - you know? And none of them [managed to sleep with me]," she said. 

According to Kathleen, her acclaimed performance as Matty Tyler Walker in the thriller Body Heat helped her assert her place in the Hollywood and protected her from any sort of harassment or sexual assault. "I think it definitely protected me. So many of the young women who were preyed, or are preyed upon by the powers that be in the industry are vulnerable to that kind of ... it is about power," she said. "Since my first role in the film was such a breakthrough role, I was already past that point, they couldn't touch me." 

 However, she remembered one incident where someone tried to take advantage of her. "I think someone once tried to sort of say 'If I then he ...', I remember just laughing and thinking, 'How funny you are...'" After all these years, Kathleen is still proud of the work she has done.