Wednesday, June 27, 2007
My kind of dame
My interview with the awesome Harriet Harris is in the new TONY. I just love love love Harris, one of the funniest dames around. She truly belongs to the small circle of women (think Rosalind Russell, Carole Lombard) who can turn a single, innocuous-seeming word into a lethal weapon—and like the best of them, she's equally expert at physical comedy. I hope that Julie White winning a Tony for a full-on comic performance means that awards aren't just for tragedy anymore, and that performances like the one Harris regularly delivers will get acknowledged more, but I won't hold my breath. And while I'm on the subject: Enough with all this karaoke grimacing, ie biopic acting! Okay, Marion Cotillard as Piaf is fine. But after her, that's it, no more!