Moore said she never saw McCarthy and Heller’s version of “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” because it was “too painful,” which led many to wonder what exactly Moore and Holofcener disagreed on that led to the actress getting fired. According to the film’s co-star Richard E. Grant (via Daily Mail), Moore wanted to wear a fat suit and a prosthetic nose in order to physically match Israel. The choice was allegedly not favored by Holofcener and thus the decision to fire Moore was made.
As IndieWire reported last fall, Moore’s departure occurred just six days before production was slated to begin. Moore’s exit brought the film to a halt and forced Holofcener and Fox Searchlight to put production on hold and start all over again. “I felt I had already made it,” Holofcener told IndieWire last year. “Every outfit, every location, every actor cast. It was a labor of love. It was traumatic. Terrible.”
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