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LAist Interview: Glenn Close

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OK, so maybe I'm inflating it a bit since there were 18 people on the phone interview with Glenn Close and we each got just one question but I got mine in there! I managed to say "uh" only twice or so to the 5-time Oscar nominee which made me happy.

What I learned in the interview (other than that Close is a fan of the Daily Show) is that they just finished shooting the last episode of this season's Damages last Thursday which is pretty close to it's October 23rd airing. Oh yeah, if you haven't had a chance to see all the episodes of the best drama on television, there will be a 12 hour Damages marathon on October 20th on FX starting at 8am. Also, in tonight's Damages (10:00pm FX), the show returns to real time, and is out of flashback mode.

After Close's appearance on the Shield (which I think saved that show IMHO) she expressed an interest in doing a show for FX if she could do it out of NYC - lo and behold, creators Glenn and Todd Kessler presented her with a pilot she could not refuse. Similarly to the viewers' experience, Close only learned about what was going to happen in each episode week-by-week as the scripts were doled out (sorry, no dish on what happens in the final episode or the future of the series).

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If you've seen the show, you know what a force of nature Close's character, Patty Hewes, is. My question to her (and really, it was totally the best question of the interview) was about who and what motivated her performance in the series, who or what she might have researched, and what did she draw on to create the unstoppable force known as Patty Hewes.

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