Kathleen Turner recalls ‘misguided’ decision in Body Heat
Kathleen Turner made her stunning movie debut as femme fatale Matty Walker in Body Heat,
Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an American actress who won two Golden Globe Awards.
The first movie to be made in what’s now Lake Worth Beach put the city in the spotlight.
The crew of “Body Heat” made its way to the Sunshine State to begin and was directed by Miami-born screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, who was also making his directorial debut.
Set in the fictitious South Florida town of Miranda Beach, the steamy pulp crime drama stars Hurt as a disreputable lawyer who is lured into killing the wealthy husband (Richard Crenna) of a femme fatale (Kathleen Turner, making her film debut) with whom he is having an affair.
Last month claimed to have a crush on Micheal Doglus after a
She said: Heavens, I certainly had a crush on Michael during “Romancing.” That was before I had any involvement [with my future husband]. I was fancy-free, as they say. At that point, Michael said he was separated from Diandra [Luker, his first wife].
Kathleen Turner had made 3 movies with Micheal Douglas “Body Heat,” “Romancing the Stone” (one of three movies she’s made with Michael Douglas), “Prizzi’s Honor” and “The Man With Two Brains.”
Body heat the sweat-drenched, thriller released in theaters 40 years ago, on Aug. 28, 1981. she told Yahoo Entertainment during a Role Recall interview (watch above).
“It was Larry Kasdan’s first time directing, and — this was a bit misguided — [he] decided that the first scene [filmed] would be the one scene with full nudity,” the actress said, implying she was uncomfortable. “Just to break the ice and get everything over with. That would be our first shooting. Yeah, I still don’t think that was the best idea.”