Anjelica Huston chronicles love affairs, career in new memoir

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By Bernard Vaughan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In her well-received debut memoir, “A Story Lately Told,” Anjelica Huston described her upbringing in Ireland and London with her famous father, director John Huston, and dancer mother, Enrica Soma.

Huston’s follow-up, “Watch Me,” picks up where she left off, trying to make a name for herself as an actress in 1970s Hollywood.

She also dishes on her long relationship with actor Jack Nicholson and an affair with Ryan O’Neal, rubbing elbows with director Roman Polanski and singer Michael Jackson, winning an Oscar and finding love with sculptor Robert Graham.

Huston, 63, spoke with Reuters about the book, her career, drugs and discretion.

Q: Jack Nicholson looms large in this book. Did you have any discussions with him about it before publication?

A: Yes, I told him that I’d written a second book and that obviously he was going to be a part of it. But I didn’t tell him much more besides that I would pass it on to him before publication in case there was anything he objected to.

Q: What is your relationship with Nicholson like now?

A: Good. Overall he’s somebody I love, respect and admire. And he’s enormously caring about his friends. There’s a reaction from some people who say, “Why did you stick around?” There were very real reasons. Jack is a pretty fabulous person to be around.   Continued...

Actress Anjelica Huston takes part in a panel discussion of NBC Universal's series "Smash" during the 2013 Winter Press Tour for the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California in this file photo from January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas/Files