Acclaimed director Mike Nichols found making Julia Roberts' new infidelity
drama CLOSER a little tough - because it was all a little too familiar for
In the film, Roberts' character ANNA cheats on her husband, played by Brit
Clive Owen, with his friend (Jude Law).
Nichols, who romanced JACKIE KENNEDY ONASSIS and Carly Simon before
settling down with broadcaster Diane Sawyer, admits the story hit a little
close to home.
He explains, "When I first read the (confession) scene, I thought I was
going to throw up. I was appalled by its familiarity.
"If you've ever started to tell the truth to somebody you love, and have
seen the devastation that it caused, you learn, early or late, to shut the f**k
Nichols isn't revealing whether he has been the cheater or the cheated -
or which relationship he is talking about.