The interesting thing about doing a play is to find a way to make it fresh and do it as though you were doing it for the first time.
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To me, it's a very moral film. If my son were a teenager now, I would drag him to see it.
They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed.
I do like to work with young directors because it's such a difficult business that I think after directors have been around a while sometimes, not always, but sometimes their passion gets siphoned off because they get hurt.
I regret turning down the lead role in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, ... Who is this Martin Scorsese person Why should I see his little film about 'Mean Streets'
It's about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality.
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