The Best Compliment

February 22, 1994
Soap Opera Magazine

What's the best compliment you ever got from your director or producer?

"When I was performing in a production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest with Alan Coates on THE EDGE OF NIGHT, the director barely said a word to me during rehealsals. It made me feel a little uneasy because I really worked very hard on my performance. I was totally caught up with the whole idea of the play and did a lot of research on Oscar Wilde. I even hung pictures of him in my dressing room, trying to imagine his frame of mind. Finally, after our first performance, the director came up to me and said, 'I saw Oscar Wilde on stage tonight,' which I thought was a very nice compliment.

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