Wednesday, February 04, 2009

An actor's life for me


Hanging out after a show with Martha Plimpton. Plimpton was one of the standouts when I saw Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia on stage and I've always loved her in films (Parenthood, Beautiful Girls), though I don't think she has ever had a role worthy of her talent. (NY Times)

Ms. Plimpton, 38, has received two Tony nominations — as best featured actress in “The Coast of Utopia” in 2007 and “Top Girls” last year. This season the critics have been more than kind to her portrayal of Gladys Bumps, a singing and dancing floozy with a grudge. She has also been taking some days off and flying to the West Coast to film a comedy pilot for Showtime — “The End of Steve,” with Matthew Perry of “Friends” as an egomaniacal television talk show host and Ms. Plimpton as his producer.

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