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Nurse Ratched actress can’t watch ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ — says she was too cruel


Watching Nurse Ratched’s cruelty in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest can be hard for anyone— including the actress who played the nurse.

“I find it too painful,” actress Louise Fletcher told the Associated Press. “It comes with age. I can’t watch movies that are inhumane…I was really shocked in those scenes where I was actually so cruel.”

Fletcher, who is now 78, starred as Nurse Ratched in the 1975 film, alongside Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito and Christopher Lloyd.

Over this past weekend, Fletcher returned to the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, where the movie was filmed. The hospital has been rebuilt in recent years and Fletcher was attending the opening of the new Museum of Mental Health.

What do you think of Fletcher’s portrayal of Nurse Ratched? Let us know in the comments below.


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