Nick Nolte has spoken candidly about his 1994 feud with Julia Roberts and revealed the real truth about what happened back then. For years, Hollywood rumors have been going around that Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte didn't get along very well during the filming of "I Love Trouble" in 1994, which eventually resulted in real behind-the-scenes drama.
The two leads were about halfway through the film, directed by Charles Shyer, when Julia described Nick as completely disgusting in an interview with The New York Times, and now, nearly 30 years later, he has opened up about the tension between them and revealed how are relative today.
"From the moment I met him we sort of gave each other a hard time, and naturally we get on each other's nerves," she said. The star went on to say Nolte can be "completely charming and very nice," but "he's also completely disgusting.
He's going to hate me for saying this, but he seems to go out of his way to repel people. He's a kick." After learning of his co-star's claims, Nick hit back at her during an interview with the LA Times: "It's not nice to call someone disgusting.
But she's not a good person. Everyone knows that," he said at the time.
"It was partly my fault and a little bit of hers"
Thirty years later, the three-time Oscar-nominated actor recalled his alleged backstage spat with Julia while promoting his new film, "Rittenhouse Square."
When asked if he ever spoke to Julia after the film was finished, Nick replied that he didn't, but also that today there is no more fighting between them and that the hatchet is buried. "I mean, it was absurd what we went through.
It was partly my fault, and a little bit of hers. Julia got married at the beginning of that film and it was one of those things where I just approached it all wrong." Namely, Julia was just then married to musician Lyle Lovett, and their marriage eventually ended in divorce in 1995.
"I love trouble" was largely given poor reviews by critics, and it was ultimately a disappointment at the box office, earning only $61.9 million worldwide, while the budget for its filming was $45 million.