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Lee Daniels

AT THE PREMIERE OF “THE BUTLER”

Posted on August 10, 2013, in My Blog, with 26 Comments

The New York premiere was last Monday, I just haven’t had a chance to post since then. Sorry. It was a huge success. I am so proud of this movie directed by Lee Daniels (“Precious“, “Paper Boy“) and starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

It is an moving (but also humorous), important slice of American history. …

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MY TIME IN THE BIG EASY FILMING “THE BUTLER” PART 1

Posted on September 14, 2012, in My Blog, with 8 Comments

I got here on Saturday and Hilary Shor, one of the producers of “The Butler,” took me to the gorgeous old New Orleans home in the Garden District, where our director, Lee Daniels, is staying. It is a breathtaking house but I was not allowed to take photos except for details of the unique crown moldings in …

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NANCY REAGAN

Posted on August 26, 2012, in My Blog, with 12 Comments

Tomorrow I fly to New Orleans to film my role as Nancy Reagan in the Lee Daniels film, “The Butler.” Forest Whitaker plays the butler (true story) and Oprah plays his wife. I will have scenes with both of them and with Alan Rickman who plays Ronald Reagan…I’ve gotten used to thinking of him now as Ronnie, which …

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ME AND NANCY REAGAN

Posted on April 12, 2012, in My Blog, with 10 Comments

Word is out about the film, “The Butler”. It is a beautiful and true story about a black man who grew up in the Jim Crow South and went to work as a much beloved butler in the White House through many administrations, both Republican and Democratic. Lee Daniels, the Academy Award nominated director of “Precious,” and …

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FUN AT THE CHATEAU MARMONT

Posted on February 25, 2010, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 20 Comments

Samantha Mathis, who played my daughter in last year’s Broadway play, “33 Variations”, and her friend, producer Sandy Stern, came to dinner with Richard and me at the Chateau Marmont. Rosanna Arquette, her date, Todd Morgan, stopped by before we all went on to a party honoring Oscar nominated director (Hurt Locker), Kathryn

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FUN WITH DICK AND JANE

Posted on October 4, 2009, in My Blog, with 37 Comments

Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe who played Precious—brilliantly!!

Queen Latifah, Me and Richard

Richard, Me and Lenny Kravitz

We saw “Precious“, the remarkable, powerful film directed by Lee Daniels. It opened the New York Film Festival. I read the book, “Push” —by Sapphire–more than a decade ago and felt it to be one of the …

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