03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kathleen Turner: Sex Scenes, Affairs And Why I Hate Nicolas Cage & Burt Reynolds

It was certainly a relief to leave that character behind in my next big film, Romancing The Stone, for which I needed to be a shy and mousey novelist. My leading man was Michael Douglas, who was also producing the movie, and the plot called for lots of action and stunts.

Only later did I discover that Michael had originally intended to cast Debra Winger in my part, but they hadn't got along as well as he'd hoped. They'd met to discuss it at a Mexican restaurant, and she bit him - or so he said.

I hadn't known Michael (who was then estranged from his first wife, Diandra) before we started filming, but we bonded from the start and I soon found myself falling in love with him.

Being with him certainly helped me to portray my character's growing sexual awareness, though the romance ended when his wife decided she wanted him back.

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