Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tyne Daly, miner

Tyne Daly, interviewed by Charlie Rose last night on PBS, responded to a question about working in television, film, and theater, and whether she considers one more important than the others. She said that she doesn’t make such distinctions: “Everything has a different adventure.” And then:

“Except — theory: I’m a miner. And if you put me in the diamond mines, I will mine diamonds for you. If you put me in the gold mines, I can mine gold. Put me in the coal mines, I will mine coal, a good grade of coal. But I cannot mine diamonds in a coal mine. I’m just a miner.” [Makes shoveling gesture and laughs.]
Daly is now starring as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally’s Master Class. You can watch Daly, McNally, and Rose in conversation online.

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