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02/26/2013 06:21 pm ET Updated May 21, 2013

Anjelica Huston On Jack Nicholson: 'We've Gotten Through Very Tough Times Together'

Tinseltown fixture and Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston is what we associate with retro glamour. At 61 and fresh off the second season of her show "Smash," lady Huston sat down with The Saturday Evening Post for its March/April issue and talked love, lost and finding Mr. Right.

Decades ago, Huston was famously linked to Jack Nicholson for a long time. The two stars met in 1973 and their romance lasted until 1989, when Anjelica learned that actress Rebecca Broussard was pregnant with Jack's baby.

"Jack is someone I've adored in my life and will continue to love forever," the actress told The Saturday Evening Post. "I don't take him lightly. As it happens, we had a really lovely conversation on the phone yesterday -- a conversation that started off a little bumpy and wound up just completely wonderful."

"That's a real relationship," added Huston. "Real relationships have continuity, and Jack and I have a deep abiding love and affection for each other. I'm proud that we’ve gotten through some very tough times together.”

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Huston also talked about the next chapter in her life and filling the void her late husband left four years ago. "It would have to be the right one. Someone who it would have sense to have a love with. Someone who wanted to share that," she said. "I can't say I’m looking for it. I don't think I’ve ever really looked for it. I've never been one of those women who said, ‘Fix me up on a date.' I always just feel like if the time is right, it’ll come to you."

To illustrate her point, Huston chose a creative, albeit noble, metaphor. "I've worked with horses all my life and there's something that every person who's ever worked with a horse knows," she said. "You can go into a field and try to catch a horse and chase your horse all over the place and you’ll never get your hands on it. But if you go into a field and sit down on the grass, whoa! Probably within five minutes that horse will come to you. I think that’s how it is with people too."

The Saturday Evening Post's March/April issue is on newsstands now.
"Smash" airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.

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