There are a lot of firsts for actors. A first time for on-screen nudity, say; a first time to take a punch in the face; a first time to star in a horror movie. The fact that Andie MacDowell has accomplished all these firsts after turning 60 only intensifies her satisfaction. It earnt MacDowell a first black eye, when co-star Samara Weaving smacked her in the face after a stunt went wrong. I was just trying to get the lump down as fast as possible. It took me raising my children to finally feel more comfortable about my body.
It is another move to play against type by the star, who filmed her first nude scene at age 59 two years ago - just to show her actress daughters, including Once Upon A Time In Hollywood's Margaret Qualley, not to be ashamed of their bodies. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles.
By Pete Hammond. For an actor whose own voice was removed and later dubbed by another star in her debut film 35 years ago, things have managed to turn out all right for Andie MacDowell. Sometimes you just need to feel unhappy. She thinks the attention over it is all kind of silly. Harbaugh gave the cast DVDs of films by Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes, Maurice Pialat and other maverick directors in order to give them the idea of the intimate kind of film he was going for.
By Barbara Hoffman. Well, she showed them. My agents and managers wanted me to have a body double. And I practiced!