Sigourney Weaver was drawn to her new film “The Good House” for a number of causes — primarily as a result of she feels that “women in their 60s don’t really have a voice in film.”
“How often in my life have I been sent a script that’s just about a great dame?” Weaver instructed TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman throughout a video interview on the Toronto International Film Festival. “In this case, Hildy is in her 60s, and women in their 60s don’t really have a voice in film, especially, in Hildy’s case, such a funny voice. I just found it very entertaining, very touching — she’s got some issues like all of us!”
The actress, who’s 71, stated she additionally linked to the character of Hildy, a realtor in New England whose life unravels when she hooks up with an previous flame (performed by Kevin Kline).
“It’s so exciting to play a woman that’s just telling the truth — that just looks at you and says, Jesus Christ!” Weaver stated. “It was such a relief to have someone just level with you all the time… I could relate to everything she was going through.’ From the time with her dogs to ‘just give me a glass of wine so I can en the day with a smile on my face!’ I just thought, give this woman a break! It was so exciting to play a woman who is down to earth, straight with us, and who is also so funny!”
She added: “People can really relate to Hildy — she’s flawed, she’s got some issues, and we root for Hildy and we don’t know how to help her.”
Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky wrote and directed the film, alongside author Thomas Bezucha, based mostly on the novel by Ann Leary. It additionally stars Kline, Morena Baccarin and Rob Delaney. The movie is premiering at TIFF and is up for acquisition.
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