THE FIRST WIVES CLUB
Release: 1996 in theaters
Jon got cut. His ass apparently made the previews, though. No, we do not have
"My butt stayed in the previews.
There's this great moment with Goldie kicking me out of the apartment. I guess
they loved the look on her face." (Calgary Sun 6/24/99)
"It ran long, they trimmed
and poor Jon was out,'' says Matt Labov, his spokesman. "Naturally, he's disappointed,
but c'est la vie.'' (USA Today 8/27/96)
"As much as I love Jon,
before it was even cast I said to Scott [Rudin, the film's producer], 'Let's
get rid of this. It's not pertinent to the plot. You are going to cut this.'
And sure enough it was the first to go," said Goldie Hawn, whom Jon's scenes
were with. (USA Today 8/27/96)
Executive producer Adam
Schroeder says Stewart "did a great job and cutting him out had nothing to do
with his acting." In fact, "we're looking for a project for him. He's definitely
a movie star."
"It was the first time
that people in a focus group actually got together and said, 'Edit this guy
out.' I have never seen anything so rabid. These people literally walked from
a screening room into the editing room and did the splicing themselves." (Chicago
"Even when I saw a screening
of First Wives Club, I went, `You should take that guy out of there! Oops, that
guy is me. The truth of the matter is that all you can do is show up on the
set, be as funny as you can be, trust the people around you, and hope it works
out. And then you go home and write your own stuff." (Bergen County Record 6/20/99)
May 1, 2002.