|Name: Patricia Clarkson||Find on Amazon India: Link|
|Nationality: American||Find on Amazon: Link|
Well did graduate summa cum laude from Fordham University.
I’m really a director’s actor. I rely heavily on a director.
I’m still traumatized that I’m going to be on a big screen in a white bikini and naked so who knows!
If my gravy train stops at SAG, honey, it’s been a great ride.
It’s never easy with characters in these dark and grave circumstances but that’s my job.
New Orleans. Born and raised. I lived there until I was 19.
See, the SAG awards caught me totally by surprise.
The odds are not in your favor the older you get, especially if you’re a woman in this business.
Why are comedic parts for women the exception, not the rule?
You’re always close and you never get that big romantic lead.
I love writers. All of my best friends are writers.
I’m obsessed. I’ve always needed to know what’s going on but now it’s a must.
The majority of work I do is in independent films, where you’re lucky if you have five takes.
I don’t like a lot of rehearsing.
I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor.
I’ll read a script maybe twice, but I’ll think about the role more than I’ll rehearse lines.
But I have had the luxury of working on good films with great people.
But no, had I been successful in my 20s I would have been just fine. But it is nice to defy the odds.
I always try to approach character first and foremost viscerally.
I have to watch the news or my day is not complete.
I just have a thing for writers. Maybe it because I’m just so not a writer.
And now oddly I’m getting sexier parts than I’ve ever gotten.
I think it kind of took being a character actor to kind of now enter into leading ladies.
And I have a really great agent and I know it’s almost an oxymoron to say you have a smart agent. But
she is and she has a beautiful aesthetic and she has guided me.
I think it’s always harder in a film to convey intimacy.
Holly Hunter has been doing great work forever.