Magazine article Newsweek

Hey, Brad, Get Ready for Cloris

Magazine article Newsweek

Hey, Brad, Get Ready for Cloris

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Cloris Leachman-- At 82, the oldest (and spunkiest) contestant ever on "Dancing With the Stars"--was voted off the show last week. She spoke to Ramin Setoodeh.

Are you demanding a recount?

I should have. I don't know what possessed me not to. I'm sure it would all be different.

I bet you took Florida, with the senior vote.

Hahaha. Oh, I don't know if seniors like me at all. I think they're a little sick of me. I think they say, "Get off! We just want to rest." I thought I was wonderful. Then I saw a replay. I couldn't believe I was just one, two, three, turn. I didn't have the spunk I thought I had.

You have as much spunk as Mary Tyler Moore.

But Lou Grant never liked spunk. "I hate spunk"--remember?

Was it your decision to show all that cleavage?

No. I don't know what happens. Everything gets pushed up a bit.

Did you wear a special dancing bra?

Just a bra sewn in the costume.

Still, your cleavage must have helped you stay on the show.

No doubt. All those seniors are turned on.

I hear you're doing a movie with Brad Pitt next.

Yes. "Inglourious Basterds."

Should Angelina Jolie be nervous?

No. I don't think I have a thing with Brad--yet.

Something could develop.

Once I get to Berlin, you never know what's going to happen. No, I'll just take care of the kids.

There are a lot of them.

I can handle all of it.

Were you really a voice in the "My Little Pony" movie?

Was I? I never saw it.

Don't you see all your movies?

No. I didn't see the one with Diane Keaton, "Hanging Up. …

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