Kathleen Turner on Faith, a Celebrity Crush, and Being Friends With Maggie Smith

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My column this week is a bouncy interview with husky-voiced talent Kathleen Turner, who has a new movie out!

It's The Perfect Family, in which she's nominated for Catholic Woman of the Year, though the fact that her daughter is a pregnant lesbian might get in the way of the prize.

The film has a great message, and it unites Oscar- and Tony-nominated Turner with an openly gay star she once had a crush on.

Find out who it is, and you'll also encounter some stuff about Maggie Smith, Edward Albee, and Emily Deschanel--plus my visit to an autograph show for semi-faded celebs and my observation about Chaz Bono winning an award. (No, not Catholic of the Year.)

Come on, read it, and I'll name you La Dolce Musto Reader of the Week.

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Lisagibb01
Lisagibb01

I loved your column on Kathleen Turner - I followed her career back in the days of "The Doctors" and I admire her talent greatly.  When I was about 3 years old - I had a crush on Richard Chamberlain too - from Dr Kildare and had his picture posted near my tiny bed.  I really admire him - he was extremely gusty and defiant when he took the role of the abusive husband in the film "Petulia" and I have always had tremendous respect for him as a person in every way. Thank you for your fantastic blog

noodle
noodle

Kathleen was on Watch What Happens Live on Bravo the other day and she was so hilarious.  She's the kind of gal I would love to have drinks with

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

You two sound like Marilyn and Tony Curtis in "Some Like It Hot": "Giggling and borrowing each other's lipsticks."

Saw Kathleen Turner tear up the theater as Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opposite Bill Irwin. He was amazingly good, but she was exhilarating: rapacious, ribald, rampaging, and letting us see just a fraction of the girl beneath the virago. A Bitch for All Seasons.

In a totally different vein and medium, I love her "Serial Mom," gleefully  dispatching manners,morals and fashion victims to the upbeat strains of Barry Manilow's "Daybreak." I think it's John Waters' best film and I watch it at least once a year. Adore that demented gleam in her eye.

Itch
Itch

I've seen Serial Mom a million times. I'm interested in the new movie Musto wrote about. Sounds perfectly agreeable to me.

billyjoe
billyjoe

Catch Turner's turn as "Serial Mom" on YouTube, especially the scene where she makes obscene phone calls to a neighbor who refuses to recycle.

VonD
VonD

"P*ssy willow!"

Staunchy
Staunchy

Great interview. Love her!

latenitebump
latenitebump

i thought china blue´s crush would be maggie smith not...

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

Already did. Always admired the Kathleen but I didn't know she was such a doll! I normally prefer the Euro actresses for being blase and worldly and casually glam, but when the rare American makes the grade, she's even better for adding irony, humor, and rage to the mix.

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