Patricia Clarkson As Two Great Actresses?

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That would add up to three great actresses, counting Clarkson herself.

But let me explain. At the opening night party for Kinky Boots last night, I told the multi-award-nominated Clarkson that L.A. Times critic Charlie McNulty is writing a play about the late, great method mama Kim Stanley, and he and I both agreed Patricia would be divine in the role.

"The younger Kim, of course," I added, sensibly, when I told her about this.

Well, Patricia seemed pleased--and I pray it actually happens someday--though she's next set to play another grand diva of the stage and screen. She's gearing up to to do a movie about the throaty, showboaty, and wickedly witty Tallulah Bankhead, set around the time Hitchcock gave her a whole new career rescue with Lifeboat.

Can't wait for the three-DVD set: "Patty! Kim! Tallu!" Or at the very least the Blu-ray release called Tallu on Blu!

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Logan
Logan

A play about Kim Stanley? I just peed with excitement a little.

miles46
miles46

She will KILL as Tallulah. I fear that she will become the new Glenn Close, a chronically karmic Oscar bridesmaid. Give the woman some gold. (Hell, Glenn too)

miles46
miles46

She will KILL as Tallulah. I fear that she will become the new Glenn Close, a chronically karmic Oscar bridesmaid. Give the woman some gold. (Hell, Glenn too)

exackerly
exackerly

Poor Hitch, you'd think he'd earned a nice peaceful eternity in some Catholic purgatory, instead people seem to be obsessed with making bad movies about him (and yes, this one is guaranteed to be bad). I'm sure they'll spend at least half an hour on the story about the time Tallu climbed up a ladder with no undies on and blah blah blah.

SouthernDave
SouthernDave

Patricia Clarkson was the best Blanche DuBois I've ever seen. It was at the Kennedy Center  a few years ago and for me, she will always be the Blanche of this generation.

MSpeer
MSpeer

I will look forward to her new film! She is a very talented actor. 


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