How Louise Fletcher Played Nurse Ratched?

In 1975, Louise Fletcher stunned as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

In an interview, Fletcher revealed how she approached Nurse Ratched’s character.

Fletcher’s version of Ratched is 40-years-old virgin who had sacrificed her life for other people.

The role was turned down by Anne Bancroft, Geraldine Page, Angela Lansbury, Ellen Burstyn among others.

Foreman wasn’t sure about the casting of Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched.

In the Ken Kesey’s novel, Nurse Ratched is a very large and formidably evil woman, almost non-human.

Louise Fletcher won Academy Award for leading role in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”.

Milos Foreman approached Louise Flether for the role of Nurse Ratched after watching her in ‘Thieves Like Us.’