What do you remember most about your role in “Gypsy”?
I look back on that as a sign in my career that I got the part of baby Louise. I was never baby June — I was always baby Louise. You can go even to “Mad Men” — I’m not Joan. I’m Peggy. It was a very good part for me to get, and it was very right for me. I liked that I got to play the more serious role. I liked that I had the more acting role.
What was this project like?
I was a huge fan of Bette Midler’s, even at that age. I loved her and I loved her voice, so I was very scared to meet her. I remember it got tough because we had these strobe lights going, and at one point I got really tired. But, I was a kid getting to dress up in costumes and run around, and dance and sing with Bette Midler!
Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Alex Ross Perry’s dark comedy “Listen Up Philip,” starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss.
Tribeca will release “Philip” theatrically beginning Oct. 17 with video-on-demand platforms following on Oct. 21.
The film, which premiered at Sundance, also stars Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter, Josephine de La Baume, Dree Hemingway and Jess Weixler.
“Listen Up Philip” is produced by Katie Stern and Joshua Blum at Washington Square Films and Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston & David Lowery of Sailor Bear.
Perry directed from his own script, which centers on a novelist (played by Schwartzman) who awaits the publication of his second novel as he feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise and a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend, portrayed by Moss.
Variety’s Scott Foundas gave “Philip” a strong review, calling it “remarkably achieved.”
LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2014) – The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced the celebrity presenters for the 4th annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards (CCTA), which will air live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, 2014 (8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT). Actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer, star, co-creator and executive producer of The Soul Man, host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and host of the upcoming reality series Cedric’s Barber Battle on The CW, will host.
Presenters include CCTA nominees Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Tony Hale (Veep), Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Matthew Rhys (The Americans), as well as Christina Applegate, Fred Armisen (Archer, Portlandia), Scott Aukerman (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis), Demian Bichir (The Bridge), Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black), Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Kathy Griffin (comedian), Colin Hanks (Fargo), Angie Harmon (Rizzoli & Isles), Colton Haynes (Arrow), Diane Kruger (The Bridge), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), Laura Prepon (Orange Is the New Black), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Isaiah Washington (The 100) and Shane West (Salem).
Jim Parsons will present the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award, established to honor an icon in the television industry, to Ryan Murphy, the Emmy Award-winning creator, writer and director of FX’s Emmy-winning American Horror Story; FOX’s Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Award-winning Glee; and FX’s award-winning Nip/Tuck. Murphy’s latest directorial project was the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s award-winning The Normal Heart, which is nominated for five CCTAs.
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The producers, led by the Broadway veteran Jeffrey Richards (“All the Way,” the Tony Award-winning revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”), are in negotiations with Ms. Moss to play Heidi in the first Broadway revival of Wasserstein’s play since it closed in 1990, according to two theater executives with knowledge of the project. No deals have been finalized, and the revival depends partly on additional casting as well as theater availability and Ms. Moss’s schedule. The production is being aimed for late winter or spring 2015, which would coincide with the final episodes of AMC’s “Mad Men” next spring. Ms. Moss has been nominated for an Emmy Award five times for her performance as Peggy.
Peggy has been on a journey of self-discovery since Season 1. Is that something you can relate to as a young woman?
“Absolutely. It’s been interesting. I made the pilot when I was 23 and I’m 31 now, and I’ve changed a lot in the last eight years. I’ve grown a lot, I’ve had a lot of experiences, both good and bad, so it’s been such an interesting experience to play one person for so many years and change myself and see how she changes in relation to that.
“From the very beginning, I had no interest in playing this girl from the ’60s; it was just about this girl and playing her as a young woman and that was something that I obviously could identify with. I didn’t want to present a caricature of this put-upon, naïve, victim of sexism secretary. I wanted to play a real girl that’s trying to figure everything out. It’s always been like that.”
Basket of Kisses – Season 1, Episode 6, “Babylon“
That was the first inkling that I had that my character was going to be something more than a secretary. It really was. It was the first time I was like, “Oh, I have a story. This is cool.” I’ve loved working with Freddie Rumsen, who is played by Joel Murray, and I’ve always had a special relationship with him. It felt like the beginning of something and I was very aware of it.