Blog: News & Views

Glenn Close promises 'great little twist' in 'Damages' finale [Video]

By Rob Licuria
By Rob Licuria
Jun 03 2012 10:45 am
0
Comments

"I think I'd probably be intimidated by Patty Hewes," laughed Glenn Close when asked to decide whether she would prefer the "Damages" character as her friend or attorney. "I've played several roles in my career where they were actually very intimidating women, and Patty Hewes is definitely one of them."

Close has won three Tonys, two Golden Globes, and a SAG and contended for the Oscar six times, including this year for "Albert Nobbs." And yet, for many, it is her two-time Emmy Award winning role as the complicated and ruthless attorney that has served to define her career.

For Close, working in television with the calibre of writers and actors she gets to play with is like "walking into some great candy store. You know, all you want as an actor is to have some great people around you, with writing that will set the bar high for everyone. And that has been what our creators have done every single season."

In a video chat with Gold Derby, she admitted that the pace of TV became "a fantastic exercise in short term memory. You don't have time to just sit around and contemplate; you just go out and do it, and I think that can create a very exciting energy. The great plus side is that you actually create a history, an authentic history. It is why television writing, especially in longform drama in our country right now, I think is at a real golden age."

Moreso, for Close, working on a drama series gave her the opportunity to reach a wider audience. "I love the potential audience that TV gives you" she says. "TV is one of the main arteries of world culture, and what we pump into that nervous system has palpable effect, and so I take the power of television very seriously."

MAKE YOUR EMMY PREDIX:
Will Glenn Close win Best Drama Actress "Damages"?

Log your predictions in all top Emmy races. Compete against experts!


Regarding the legacy and impact that the show has had on her, she revealed, "On the strength of one script, I signed away my life for six years, (and) it became one of the great journeys of my career. I think that the support we got from Sony and from FX was amazing, and then Sony's fight to find a new home for it on DirecTV; so we've had so many people along the way who have believed in the show and I think our audiences have always been highly engaged and you really can't ask for anything more, and I want to personally thank our audiences and the people who have supported our show."

The fourth season of "Damages" aired in 2011, so Close is eligible once again at the Emmys as Best Drama Actress, a category she won in 2008 and 2009 and contended again in 2010.

For the fifth and final season of the drama series airing this summer, her "Albert Nobbs" co-star Janet McTeer will be joining the cast as Kate Franklin, a former colleague who wants to take on Patty. She coyly admitted that the "Damages" finale "has a great little twist ... and I think it leaves the series in a really wonderful place."

Don’t miss important Emmy news and predictions – Get free Gold Derby updates

 
Related News
Follow Gold Derby
Click Here

Advertisement

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Inside Track: Oscar Predictions

Oscars predictions

Earliest Oscars Predictions Ever

Our Oscars Prediction Center is now open. See our Users' rankings. Make your early picks now -- click here -- and change them later as the derby heats up.

Odds   View %  
Users
1 BoyhoodBoyhood
5/1
2 FoxcatcherFoxcatcher
5/1
3 UnbrokenUnbroken
8/1
4 Gone GirlGone Girl
10/1
5 BirdmanBirdman
10/1
6 InterstellarInterstellar
12/1
7 Inherent ViceInherent Vice
14/1
8 The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel
25/1
9 The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game
33/1
10 Into the WoodsInto the Woods
33/1
See complete statistics by Clicking Here
Hot Links from the Web
Photo Galleries: Oscars, Emmys, ...
Latest Forum Posts
This Actor or That
Paul RuddAnna Gunn vs Edie Falco
What's the best song of the year (s..
All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
Movie Yearbook 2014: Films You've S..
Maleficent: D Jolie and the FX is the only good thing about it.
Sandra Bullock is not that bad as a..
To me Sandra Bullock is a pretty mediocre actor. Yes, she wasn't bad in Gravity ..
Parks and Recreation Season 7 Threa..
Some other big guest star news: 'SNL' vet Rachel Dratch joins 'Parks and Recrea..
Subscribe to our free news service

Advertisement