A Chameleon Actress - Glenn Close
October 29, 2012
What a movie! Glenn Close is a chameleon actress playing a man; I almost forgot that she was a woman from time to time.
This movie in particular is about a woman living her life in Ireland in the 19th century. Back then, women weren't really allowed to do much outside of getting a husband and tending to the family. Being independent and being a woman were two ideas you didn't place in the same sentence in those days. So our actress, Glenn Close, takes up the task of being a man to get a job as a butler and gain her independence.
I won't spoil the movie for you, but with a little bit of romance involved, you'd imagine that tale would get pretty interesting, and it does! I have only experienced one other actress who can portray their character so exquisitely, and for me, it is Meryl Strep.
Glenn Close does a phenomenal job playing in this role. I wonder how many women in 19th century Ireland portrayed themselves as men to gain their independence?