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Anjelica Huston Could’ve Starred in Misery

Anjelica Huston appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen is the gift that keeps on giving. The only bit of information bigger than Jack Nicholson’s “very big” uh, D, is this extremely fun movie-trivia tidbit courtesy of the fountain of knowledge that is Anjelica Huston: It turns out Huston turned down the role of Annie Wilkes in Misery, which then went to Kathy Bates, because she decided instead to take her role in The Grifters. This became only slightly awkward when Bates beat out Huston for that year’s Academy Award for Best Actress, but only because no one wants to sit through the rest of the Oscars.

Anjelica Huston Could’ve Starred In Misery