Nick Nolte addresses previous claim that Julia Roberts is 'not a nice person'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Nick Nolte has opened up on his long-time feud with Julia Roberts - 30 years after it first began.

Roberts - who appeared with Nolte in the 1994 flick I Love Trouble - gave an interview to The New York Times in December 1993 where she made her feelings on the veteran actor known.

"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 told the paper, before adding: "[Although he can be] completely charming and very nice, 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."

...Ouch.

At the time, Nolte gave a subsequent interview to The Los Angeles Times where he addressed Roberts' hurtful remarks, stating: "It's not nice to call someone 'disgusting.'"

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During filming their 1994 movie, I Love Trouble, Julia Roberts told The New York Times that her co-star, Nick Nolte, was "completely disgusting." Credit: AJ Pics / Alamy

He then told the outlet: "But she's not a nice person. Everyone knows that," per Fox News.

The 81-year-old actor was recently reminded of this late 90s feud while promoting his latest film, Rittenhouse Square, as he was asked if he'd reached out or spoken to Roberts since their public spat.

"No, I haven't [...] Though it's buried," he responded, via The Daily Mail.

"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," he added.

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Nolte has since spoken out about his long-time feud with Roberts, saying: "It's buried." Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy

I Love Trouble - a romcom-crime film that followed the story of two bickering investigative journalists who are assigned the same story and ultimately fall in love - was widely panned by critics following its 1994 release.

In fact, The Los Angeles Times wrote in July of 1994 that the movie contained, "less-than-sparkling chemistry that some reviewers have complained about." The paper then proceeded to speculate that it was Roberts' and Nolte's off-screen drama that was responsible for their lackluster performances.

Variety added: "The goings-on seem lacking in wit and inspiration [and the movie is ] tolerably entertaining but far from effervescent."

Film review site Rotten Tomatoes evidently doesn't seem to care for the flick either, giving it a critic score of 22%. Many critics also pointed out the awkward chemistry between Roberts and Nolte, with one writing: "Is there chemistry between Roberts and Nolte? Not really. This by-the-numbers production is more like math than chemistry."

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Credit: RottenTomatoes.com

Well, there you go! There's an answer to the Hollywood feud most of us didn't even know existed!

Featured image credit: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy

Nick Nolte addresses previous claim that Julia Roberts is 'not a nice person'

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Nick Nolte has opened up on his long-time feud with Julia Roberts - 30 years after it first began.

Roberts - who appeared with Nolte in the 1994 flick I Love Trouble - gave an interview to The New York Times in December 1993 where she made her feelings on the veteran actor known.

"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 told the paper, before adding: "[Although he can be] completely charming and very nice, 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."

...Ouch.

At the time, Nolte gave a subsequent interview to The Los Angeles Times where he addressed Roberts' hurtful remarks, stating: "It's not nice to call someone 'disgusting.'"

wp-image-1263177827 size-full
During filming their 1994 movie, I Love Trouble, Julia Roberts told The New York Times that her co-star, Nick Nolte, was "completely disgusting." Credit: AJ Pics / Alamy

He then told the outlet: "But she's not a nice person. Everyone knows that," per Fox News.

The 81-year-old actor was recently reminded of this late 90s feud while promoting his latest film, Rittenhouse Square, as he was asked if he'd reached out or spoken to Roberts since their public spat.

"No, I haven't [...] Though it's buried," he responded, via The Daily Mail.

"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," he added.

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Nolte has since spoken out about his long-time feud with Roberts, saying: "It's buried." Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy

I Love Trouble - a romcom-crime film that followed the story of two bickering investigative journalists who are assigned the same story and ultimately fall in love - was widely panned by critics following its 1994 release.

In fact, The Los Angeles Times wrote in July of 1994 that the movie contained, "less-than-sparkling chemistry that some reviewers have complained about." The paper then proceeded to speculate that it was Roberts' and Nolte's off-screen drama that was responsible for their lackluster performances.

Variety added: "The goings-on seem lacking in wit and inspiration [and the movie is ] tolerably entertaining but far from effervescent."

Film review site Rotten Tomatoes evidently doesn't seem to care for the flick either, giving it a critic score of 22%. Many critics also pointed out the awkward chemistry between Roberts and Nolte, with one writing: "Is there chemistry between Roberts and Nolte? Not really. This by-the-numbers production is more like math than chemistry."

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Credit: RottenTomatoes.com

Well, there you go! There's an answer to the Hollywood feud most of us didn't even know existed!

Featured image credit: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy