Thursday, June 02, 2005

My Favorite Nun

I still haven't seen Doubt on Broadway, though I loved the script, and of course the play stars one of my favorite theater actresses, Cherry Jones. Cherry and Christopher Sieber (currently in Monty Python's Spamalot), amdist the build-up to the Tony Awards, answered questions for readers of the New York Times about their parts, their careers, and the actor's life. And wouldja believe, they picked one of my questions? Color me tickled, even though they did quite a bit of editing. My original question was just for Cherry, and the fuller version was this:

"Given how often actresses get asked about parts they can't get after a certain age, I would like to ask the cheerier question: are there any parts you can't wait to play as you get older, or any parts you can't wait to play, period? (Two backgrounds to this question: I personally love reading Chekhov plays with you in mind, and I can't wait to keep watching you act for years and years!)"

I know, a little cheesy, but even if you only know Jones from the movies and from isolated TV clips of her stage work, she really is a stunner. I'm a media-hog, but I'm still so tickled they picked my question! (And the whole article is interesting--in fact, most of the rest of the questions and answers are much more interesting.)


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