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Catherine O’Hara admits she was ‘so in love’ with her SCTV and Home Alone co-star John Candy: ‘He was just as handsome as you want him to be’

Catherine O’Hara opens up about her long-term crush on former actor John Candy in a new interview.

The 69-year-old actress starred alongside Candy in SCTV’s 1976 film debut and her 1990 holiday classic Home Alone.

Candy was married to Rosemary Margaret Hobor from 1979 until her death in 1994 aged just 43.

Although O’Hara didn’t think he had any romantic interest in her as he was happily married, she admitted she was ‘so in love’ with the actor.

«While O’Hara didn’t think she had any romantic interest in her because he was happily married, she admitted she was ‘so in love’ with the actor.

Catherine O’Hara opens up about her long-term crush on former actor John Candy in a new interview.

The 69-year-old actress starred opposite Candy in SCTV, which debuted in 1976.

They also co-starred in her spectacular 1990 holiday classic Home Alone

«He was just as beautiful as you want him to be,» O’Hara admitted of her co-star, who began working with Candy in the group Second City in 1974 in their native Toronto.

She first served as Gilda Radner’s stand-in before leaving to star on Saturday Night Live for its debut season in 1975.

She originally started out as a waitress in Second City before joining the cast and two years later she starred on SCTV with Candy always helping her with her craft.

“He would always be willing to improvise with me after the show. You do a show and you do improv after the show,” she said.

“That’s how you put on another show at Second City Theater. And he was always willing to try any idea,» she added.

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She also said that she often communicates with fans using two improvisational prompts: «yes, and…» and «no, but…»

«People always say ‘yes and…’ but ‘no but…’ is just as important,» he explains, giving an example. ‘

«Are you the doctor?» “No, but I played one in commercials. He was the king of it,» she admitted.

«He was just as beautiful as you want him to be,» O’Hara admitted of her co-star, who began working with Candy in the group Second City in 1974 in their native Toronto.

She first served as Gilda Radner’s stand-in before leaving to star on Saturday Night Live for its debut season in 1975.

Candy played Gus, the «Polish King of the Midwest» who allows O’Hara’s character to get home to his son (Macaulay Culkin) in Home Alone.

“You’d be on the street with him, in the mall, and someone would come up and just want to do comedy with him, and he’d always pick it up, give something back, and see their eyes light up. up, like, «Oh, I’m doing a little bit with John Candy,» she added.

“It’s so nice that I don’t have to invent any bull because people loved it. And when people ask, «What was he like?» they want to hear what they think he would be like. And it’s so nice to be able to personally verify their guesses about what he would be like,» she added.

O’Hara continued that Candy was «so generous and larger than life. Maybe not bigger, but (what) life should have been.”

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Candy played Gus, the «Polish King of the Midwest» who allows O’Hara’s character to get home to his son (Macaulay Culkin) in Home Alone.

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