and notoriously did not get along during the making of “,” director Charles Shyer’s 1994 romantic comedy about two rival newspaper reporters forced to come together to investigate a train derailment. Roberts was midway through filming the movie when she told in December 1993 while promoting “The Pelican Brief” that Nolte was “completely disgusting” on set.
“From the moment I met him we sort of gave each other a hard time, and naturally we get on each other’s nerves,” Roberts said when asked about Nolte’s reputation of behaving crudely on set. “[While he can be] completely charming and very nice, he’s also completely disgusting. He’s going to hate me for saying this, but he seems go out of his way to repel people. He’s a kick.”
Nolte gave to promote his role as a homeless Vietnam War veteran in the film “Rittenhouse Square” and was asked to reflect on the “behind-the-scenes drama” that took place with Roberts. The actor said he’s never reached out to Roberts since production wrapped but maintained no feud still exists between the actors.
“No, I haven’t. Though it’s buried,” Nolte said when asked if the two have “buried the hatchet.” “I mean, it was absurd what we went through. It was partly my fault and a little bit of hers. Julia got married at the beginning of that film and it was one of those things where I just approached it all wrong.”
“I Love Trouble” was widely dismissed by critics at the time of its release, with that “the goings-on seem lacking in wit and inspiration” and the film is “tolerably entertaining but far from effervescent.”