Posted on June 25, 2014, in My Blog, with 40 Comments
You know how sometimes the very thing you need the most at a particular moment suddenly appears? It can come in many forms . . . a book, a prayer, a person, a film, a letter, an epiphany. Well, many months ago, film director David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” “The Fighter, “Three Kings”…you get the idea: he’s …
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Posted on October 16, 2013, in My Blog, with 23 Comments
First I went to Atlanta for the annual Empower party that raises money for my Georgia-based non-profit, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. We honored Dr Sanjay Gupta with the Health Pioneer. It was a lot of fun and a big success. My favorite ex-husband, Ted Turner, was my date.
Turns out Dr Gupta went to University …
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Posted on June 10, 2012, in My Blog, with 10 Comments
I come from the old school: you made your movie and then, assuming you believed in it, you worked to sell it. Back in the late 50s early 60s that meant traveling around the country doing odd things for a month at least. Like for my first film, “Tall Story,” I went on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, did …
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Posted on May 7, 2012, in My Blog, with 16 Comments
The above trailer (click on image to play) is from my latest film Peace Love and Misunderstanding which will be released in theaters June 8th! For more release information visit the IFC Films website here: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/peace-love-misunderstanding
I love this movie. I co-starred with Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford and Nat Wolff. It’s directed by the wonderful …
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Posted on September 21, 2011, in My Blog, with 19 Comments
Over the weekend, I had lunch with Catherine Keener… in her bed cause that’s what she wanted, besides it a beautiful, sunny room. I love that woman. I sign my emails to her, ‘Ma’, cause I was her mother in “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding”– Which, BTW, got fantastic audience reaction in Toronto. “A real crowd pleaser” as one …
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Posted on March 8, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 8 Comments
It was bittersweet. We have had a glorious run and much fun. We became a sort of family, and the wonderful audiences some of whom came back to see it again and again—it can take several viewings cause there is so much to absorb. I will miss all this.
It is hard for me to think I will never play …
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Posted on February 1, 2011, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 28 Comments
The sofa in my dressing room I sleep on at dinner break with the Gees Bend quilt on it.
My dressing table
A very 60s beaded necklace that Catherine Keener gave me when we did “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding” this Summer. It hangs on my mirror and brings me luck.
This is a rock from Africa that Eve Ensler gave …
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Posted on August 17, 2010, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 30 Comments
I wish I had my camera with me and someone could take a picture of me. I’m sitting on the floor, up against a wall in Grand Central Station, Tulea on my knees, waiting to board the train back to Poughkeepsie where I will then go on by car to Woodstock. I got here early and there seems to …
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Posted on August 6, 2010, in Film, Television & Theater, My Acting, My Blog, with 27 Comments
Time seems to be speeding by. It never went this fast when I was a young girl. Wow. It’s a challenge to hone in on things slow it all down which is what happens when we’re young and everything is new.
We had some really good days filming this week. Here are some pictures of it. Good scenes. Working with …
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