I was very open about all of that and so was he.” These days, Mac Laine’s romantic life is a little less intense, but not without drama.
“I’m having a relationship now, that is teaching me about possessiveness with intimacy and it’s with my three dogs,” she deadpans. And I’ve had to get a dog nanny/food lady for the dogs because I’ve been working so much.” The nanny has weaseled her way into the pups’ hearts though, and instead of turning to Mac Laine for comfort, they’ve become attached to the new caregiver.
All of his physical body art, his voice, his point of view, while demonstrating his version of himself, actually served to cover his deepest secret—he couldn't decide anything. So when he was cast as Jerry opposite me in Two for the Seesaw, I was granted the pleasure of getting to know my teenage dream, assessing him from a grown-up point of view. One of the wonderful things about making movies is that you get to either burst the bubble of your own fantasies or keep them intact.
With him I had a little of each, until I realized he was fascinating but not the right man for me.
Don’t do it alone – but certainly don’t get too tied down, says Shirley Mac Laine.
The Downton Abbey star, who has been famously candid about her love life – which has included a handful of affairs – says that the only way to ensure marital success is to take an open approach to monogamy.
Parker was mostly raised by her father, a childhood she later detailed in a 2013 tell-all book her mother called “virtually all fiction.” was the “love of my life.” “I think that’s the basis for a long-lasting marriage, if you really want to do such a thing,” she shares.
“I would say better to stay friends and we don’t have enough time to talk about the sexuality of all.
He often seemed to be embarrassed by the makeup man or the camera director placing his chiseled face in a more favorable light.
"I'd rather have a good, funny, loyal dog than a man," she wrote in the book.
Mac Laine, who is the older sister of actor Warren Beatty, won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Terms of Endearment in 1983.
Appearing on Winfrey's talkshow to promote her 12th book "I'm Over All That And Other Confessions," she admitted being unfaithful while married to businessman Steve Parker and said she had had "an awful lot of lovers".
Mac Laine told Winfrey that she often fell for the leading men she worked with, although she wasn't attracted Jack Lemmon, her co-star in The Apartment, because he was too nice, or Jack Nicholson, whom she starred with in Terms of Endearment, because he was too dangerous.