Saturday, January 3, 2009

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... William Hurt?

Hurt, all dolled up with no place to go, in "Kiss of the Spider Woman"

Who knew William Hurt was so gabby? (Or that he calls Glenn Close "Glennie"?) He's been one of my favorite actors since the first time I saw "Body Heat" on TV as a kid, but I had no idea the guy talked this much -- or that he has a role on the upcoming second season of the FX show "Damages." When Dave Itzkoff of the Times asked him about it and what it was like to reunite with his "Big Chill" costar Close, his long-winded answer kicks off with a "Yeah, you know. You get older and people start passing away." That's a bit of a Macon Leary thing to say, isn't it? As I read it, I imagined Kathleen Turner's character from "The Accidental Tourist" getting pissed off and leaving a second time.

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