Most celebrity interviews these days are safe and cozy affairs, often PR-approved to within an inch of their lives. It’s why Kathleen Turner’s refreshingly frank and dirt-dishing chat with Vulture in 2018 caused such a stir. Here’s a look at how the Hollywood legend dragged everyone from Nicolas Cage to the beloved cast of Friends in style.
Born in Springfield, Missouri, in 1954, Kathleen Turner was initially deterred from pursuing her acting ambitions by her strict Christian parents. But after studying at Missouri State University for a couple of years, she then transferred to the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she earned a degree in theater. Turner then made her first appearance on screen in a 1979 episode of NBC soap The Doctors.