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Every 15 to 25 minutes, I'd hear mother go, "Lord me you don't say" and the rest would be silence from my mother. I don't dwell on it and I've been very fortunate in my career and I don't have to be the star.
I don't mind watching it, I just won't feel comfortable doing it." So eventually she came back and she said we'll figure something out, we'll make it artistic. " I could make out all day long I just can't be doing those other things on camera. Just those big baggy boots and the pants and the vests and I would do those things with Gaby [Hoffman, who plays Ali Pfefferman] and it was all I could do to keep from blushing through the entire thing.When I started, I didn’t know if I was going to be able to get through this, because the grown children were so awful and selfish and childish and I just thought, I don't think I'm going to have the patience for this.And then by the second episode I was completely mesmerised by them all.I remember watching Jessica Lange do it – and this was back in the day when I didn't think I ever wanted to do it – and thinking, "Oh my gosh that role is such hard work!" And it is, but it's like the biggest playground in the world for an actor because you get to do everything. Well, I just didn't think I particularly cared for the play and I'd never been drawn to her and I think it was because I was too immature when I first read it and was trying to get cast as Laura, which I never did.I always say that if I haven't played it I probably haven't read it.
It's not that I can't read well, I just read very, very slowly and plays aren't what I enjoy reading so honestly I just sort of wait for people to say, “Have you ever thought about…? I think sometimes it's difficult with television because it's America, it all has to be based around some violent act, that's sort of the genesis.
Because when Cherry Jones acts, she stops being Cherry Jones – a recognisable actor – and becomes the character entirely.
Not with wigs or tics or put-on accents, but through the sheer force of emotional truth.
And I remember hearing my mother on the phone with her, and it wouldn't be a 30-minute phone call, it would be an hour and a half.
My mother hated the telephone but she loved Aunt Fanny Lou.
I sat down with her recently to discuss television sex scenes, Moonlight’s Oscar triumph and women’s stories. It is one of those roles that you just don't once you get to my age – which is 60.