Richardson Demanded A Scene With Her Mum

NATASHA RICHARDSON only agreed to appear in new movie EVENING if writer/director MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM agreed to write her into a scene with her mother. The British actress plays her real-life mum Vanessa Redgrave's daughter in the film and was upset when she realised she wouldn't share a scene with the veteran thespian. She says, "When they offered me the part there was no scene with my mother and I was like, `You have a unique opportunity here. You've got to take advantage. If I do this with my mom, this is the one shot deal and we have to have a moment, and I think it makes sense for the story.' "I said, 'If you write a scene for the two of us, then I'll do the movie,' and so Michael wrote that scene." Richardson admits parts of the film were extra tough because the movie focuses on the last days of a dying woman, played by her own mum. She adds, "It's incredibly painful to watch your own real mother lying in that bed and being so convincingly ill. It makes me project all sorts of things... This will probably be the first and last time we play mother and daughter, which is why it was so special. I can't imagine that anyone would ask us to do it again."


Tags: Natasha Richardson - Michael Cunningham


More Natasha Richardson

Liam Neeson Shares Natasha Richardson's Final Phone Call In Heart-Breaking '60 Minutes' Interview [Video]

Liam Neeson has broken his silence five year after the tragic death of his wife Natasha Richardson in an emotionally raw interview on 60 Minutes...

Wild Child Trailer

Wild Child Trailer Poppy is a 16 year old girl -played by Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew) - and is a self-obsessed, incorrigible brat who lives...


Evening, Trailer Stream Trailer

Evening Trailer A truly extraordinary cast breathes glorious life into Susan Minot and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham's adaptation of Minot's beloved novel Evening. The...

Maid In Manhattan Movie Review

After exuding clever charm and dodging most of the cheap Cinderella contrivances that linger around every corner of its plot, the ostensibly crisp romantic comedy...

Blow Dry Movie Review

"Blow Dry" is a leaden British dramedy about an estranged family of hairdressers reconciling when a big coiffeur competition comes to their small town. Like...



Natasha Richardson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Natasha Richardson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All