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    • Bette was director Rob Reiner's first choice to play the role of Annie Wilkes in the 1990 film adaptation of the Stephen King horror novel, Misery. Midler passed on the opportunity, citing the prospective character --who literally hobbles the writer she idolizes–- was the most hateful one she'd ever heard of and feared taking the part would jeopardize her acting career. A then lesser-known actress by the name of Kathy Bates was cast as Annie Wilkes, and went on to win a Best Actress Oscar for her performance.

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