During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday, Diane Keaton revealed that she doesn’t consider her co-stars as lifelong pals.
The Something’s Gotta Give actress recently received the AFI Life Achievement Award, where many celebrities attended to pay their respects to the 71-year-old star, E! News reports.
Keaton started to check the list of attendees and presenters from her AFI ceremony. “Some are important, you know? Like Meryl Streep!” she exclaimed. “That’s an important person.” Kimmel asked, “Is she not your friend, Meryl?” Keaton replied, “I love her. But I don’t see her very often. She doesn’t call. But I love her!”
Sarah Silverman “was funny,” Keaton revealed. She said, unaware that Silverman had once dated Kimmel, “I thought she was very funny and very attractive.” Kimmel then joked, “I guess you didn’t go too deep into that Wikipedia, and you skipped the personal life part of it.”
“Reese Witherspoon was there,” Keaton shared. “That was a nice thing.”
“Not a friend?” Kimmel asked.
“You know, I met Reese when she was 14 and I directed her in a TV movie,” Keaton remembered. “She was just a kid. There was no question [she’d be a movie star]. Great looking. Great talent.”
“And yet still not a friend? Kimmel wondered. Keaton said, “No, not a friend.”
The Annie Hall star realized at that moment, “I don’t really have any friends.”
Keaton said earlier in the interview that she was heartbroken when Kimmel did not return her calls to speak on her behalf at the AFI Award ceremony. “It made me feel very bad inside my heart,” she shared. “Your representatives—no, I’m serious! This is not OK! Your representatives told me that you were doing a dog voiceover of a basset hound. It’s for a very good cause: Purina dog food. That hurt my feelings—inside of my heart. Like I told you, I have it, and it hurt them. I have two hearts.”
“That’s not true,” Kimmel responded, later admitting he’s “dazzled” by Keaton “in a number of ways.”
Keaton said she “wanted more men to come” to the ceremony, though a few exes “from a long time ago” did show up, like Woody Allen and Warren Beatty. “Now I’m a single woman,” she confessed. “I was never married. Nobody ever asked me to marry them. I don’t know why. It seems like, you would think…” Kimmel said that he would’ve proposed if he were single. “I think we should finish this bottle of wine and see where it takes us,” he joked.
Though Keaton considered Steve Martin and Martin Short as friends, she was most happy to see Allen, as he gave her “everything.” But the actress still feels alone in spite of the love and affection Hollywood has shown her. “I don’t really have any friends,” she admitted. “Not one.”