During Angelica Huston’s wild ride of a messy interview with Vulture, she showed love for Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, but showed no love for Diane Keaton’s choice of doing movies like Poms. You would think that Angelica would have nothing but undying support for her Sister In Supporting Woody. Not to mention, that starring roles for older ladies are few and far between and the good ones are usually snatched up by fucking Meryl Streep. But Angelica looked down at Poms for being humiliating trash. Angelica can say that, because we all know that she’s a serious thespian who only chooses multi-layered roles in culturally significant cinematic masterpieces like Material Girls and Daddy Day Care.
Diane Keaton hasn’t said anything about Angelica Huston dropping a snobby fart on Poms, but she doesn’t have to since her co-star Jacki Weaver has got this. AND HOW! Jacki responded and left a baldheaded Angelica running to the wig store by scalping her while cheering, “Can I get an F? Can I get a U? What’s that spell?!”
Vulture asked Angelica why she chose to be in John Wick: Chapter 3, and while answering, she decided to drop a turd on Poms, which is about a retirement community cheerleading squad.
Quite honestly, I’m looking for movies that impress me in some way, that aren’t apologetically humble or humiliating like, “Band of cheerleaders gets back together for one last hurrah,” you know. An old-lady cheerleader movie. I don’t like that kind of thing. If I’m going to be an old lady — and I’m sort of touching old lady these days — at least I want to be a special old lady. I don’t want to be relegated to some has-been making a comeback. I hate comebacks.
Vanity Fair brought up Angelica’s Poms-hate to Jacki Weaver, and quite honestly, she’s not amused, but kept it tame at first.
“Didn’t she grow up in a castle in Ireland?” the Australian actress cracked, referencing Huston’s childhood spent mostly in Ireland, where her father—the filmmaker John Huston—was a citizen. “I can’t see her cheerleading,” Weaver chuckled. “But then, I grew up in Australia, where there is just no cheerleading culture. I think the most interesting acting happens outside your comfort zone.”
Jacki then went in with some memaw-on-memaw crime and she went so far in that they needed to get the Jaws of Life to get her out:
“I just laughed. And then I said, ‘Well, she can go fuck herself.’ I was kind of disappointed. I had always been an admirer of Anjelica. And I thought, ‘That’s a bit mean and petty.’” Weaver can be a bit mean and petty, too, but only when provoked. Giggling, she added: “I would say she must be going through menopause, but she must have had that ages ago.”
Jacki then decided to stop dragging Angelica for a second and rest her hands in a bowl of BenGay. Jacki agreed with what Angelica said about ageism and “old lady roles“. But after Jacki’s hands were ready for another dragging, she went for it:
Turning back to Huston, Weaver’s voice softened with sympathy. “Anjelica sounds sad at the moment, I have to say. I think she must be a bit disappointed or she wouldn’t be slagging on people for no reason.” After a pause, she added: “including herself, saying she’s an ‘old lady.’”
See, I totally disagree with Jacki on “old lady” being a put down. It’s the opposite of a put down. Being an oldie means that you’ve entered the golden era of life and are in the sparkling age of not giving a milliounce of a fuck. If you need proof of that, re-read Angelica’s Vulture interview and Jacki’s fightin’ words for Angelica. Not even masterful investigator and fellow oldie Jessica Fletcher, using her most powerful magnifying glass, could find one fuck to give in either of those interviews.
And here’s the cast of Poms at the L.A. premiere on Tuesday night: