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Actress Kathleen Turner Claims Trump Has a ‘Gross Handshake’

Star who made her name in 'Body Heat' and 'Peggy Sue Got Married,' among other films, recalled meeting the president in the '80s

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Actress Kathleen Turner has let loose in a new interview with Vulture, insulting her past co-stars but also recounting how she met then-private citizen Donald Trump back in the ’80s — and then insulting him, too.

The “Romancing the Stone” and “Californication” star claimed that actors Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas and Warren Beatty were all at one point in “competition” to see who could sleep with her first.

She also said she did not enjoy working with Nicolas Cage or Burt Reynolds.

“Working with Burt Reynolds was terrible,” she said of her “Switching Channels” co-star. “The first day Burt came in, he made me cry. He said something about not taking second place to a woman. His behavior was shocking. It never occurred to me that I wasn’t someone’s equal. I left the room sobbing. I called my husband and said, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ He said, ‘You just do the job.’ It got to be very hostile because the crew began taking sides. But as for the performance, I was able to put the negativity aside. I’m not convinced Burt was.”

Turner, who is 64 years old, also said Nicolas Cage was “difficult on set.” The two starred together in 1986’s “Peggy Sue Got Married.”

Turner also insulted the cast of “Friends” and said they were not welcoming to her when she did a stint on the ’90s sitcom.

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“I’ll be quite honest, which is my wont: I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast. I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown — and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally, it was one of the older crew members that said, ‘Get Miss Turner a chair.’ The ‘Friends’ actors were such a clique — but I don’t think my experience with them was unique. I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered,” she said.

Turner has had plenty of other bad experiences with actors, by her account. She recalled how she once slapped an actor in the face after he bit her.

“I was doing a play — there was a scene where another actor was all over my character and f***in’ bit me, and I was like, Whack! Maybe he didn’t mean to, but he was taking things a little far,” she said, refusing to name the actor who bit her.

The “Body Heat” actress said she met Trump in the ’80s in New York City.

Turner also made sure to insult the president of the United States, as oh-so-many Hollywood celebrities go out of their way to do these days.

The “Body Heat” actress said she met Trump in the ’80s in New York City.

“He has this gross handshake,” she said.

She then continued, “He goes to shake your hand and with his index finger kind of rubs the inside of your wrist. He’s trying to do some kind of seductive intimacy move. You pull your hand away and go ‘Yuck.'”

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