Anjelica Huston has become a household name thanks to the many brilliant roles she's played throughout her career, but few roles are talked about more often than her role as Jack Nicholson’s girlfriend. The actress infamously dated the legendary playboy on and off for 17 years beginning in the ‘70s. In her second memoir, Watch Me, out now, Huston chronicles her long and sometimes tumultuous relationship with the actor with refreshing candor.
"I don't think there's really a choice of whether you're going to be honest or not [when writing a memoir]," the actress tells InStyle. "One has to be honest, otherwise why bother?" That quick-witted, no-nonsense approach is present throughout Watch Me, the follow up to 2013's A Story Lately Told that picks up right where the first memoir ends, and right at the beginning of her relationship with Nicholson.
The actress does admit that she has a few regrets when it comes to her relationship with Nicholson. "I wish I had been a bit stronger, that I'd had more self confidence. That I'd had the confidence to not care whether I scared someone away or not." That being said, Huston is wary to give advice to young girls who may find themselves in a relationship with a philandering partner. "I think that's up to the individual," she says, although she does have a few words of wisdom: "Don't let yourself get hurt too much. Be kind to yourself."
Watch Me is available now. Pick up your copy ($20, amazon.com) plus see more vintage photos of Huston below.
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