This was another wrenching week in our nation's history when sudden tragedy galvanizes the country's attention, and all eyes (often fueled nowadays by social media) turn to TV for the latest developments — for better or sometimes worse, given the get-it-first-and-maybe-even-right nature of the 24/7 news cycle. We'll never forget those images of horror and heroism issuing from Boston, such is the nature of the medium and the immediacy of the message.
When it comes to Old Christine and her mother, how far does the apple fall from the tree? Apparently clear across the pond.
Acclaimed British acting vet Brenda Blethyn will guest-star on the CBS hitcom ...
Since her breakout role in 1996's Secrets & Lies, Brenda Blethyn has found steady work in both British and American films. Next up, she appears in Kevin Spacey's Beyond the Sea as '50s crooner Bobby Darin's mother. Despite her big-screen success, this theater veteran's heart still belongs to the stage.
"I love the theater," says the 58-year-old actress, who's currently headlining with Sopranos star Edie Falco on Broadway in a revival of Marsha Norman's acclaimed play 'night, Mother. "The show is going fabulously well. We've had a standing ovation every single performance, except for one when the air-conditioning was up too high. There's a lot of laughter. You'd be forgiven for thinking it was a comedy — and then you hear it kind of turn. It's just a wonderful play."
The Broadway gig is a dream come true for Blethyn, a regular fixture on the London stage since the '70s, when she joined the pre
So what if Edie Falco was robbed at last month's Emmy Awards. The delightful 41-year-old actress still can't wait to return to work on The Sopranos. "At the Emmys, we hadn't seen each other in eight months," Carmela's alter ego tells TV Guide Online. "I am crazy about these people. We just love the time that we spend together."
When will the cast reunite to start filming the much-anticipated final season of HBO's mob hit? "I keep hearing different things, but I think April," she smiles. "I very much look forward to it — and it will be our last season, so it will be filled with lots of sadness and other things."
In the meantime, Falco's moonlighting on Broadway in a revival of 'Night, Mother with Brenda Blethyn. (FYI, the Pulitzer-winning two-woman play starts in previews tomorrow, then officially opens for a 19-week limited run on Nov. 14.) Finding such a juicy part wasn't as easy as Falco had imagined. "My standards are ve