Edie Falco is delighted that the U.S. TV landscape is currently thriving with roles for mature women such as Sally Field, Glenn Close, Toni Collette, Holly Hunter, Kyra Sedgwick and herself. She just doesn’t spend much time watching those shows.
“The truth is I watch almost no narrative television at all,” says the Emmy-winning actress, whose Showtime comedy series “Nurse Jackie” returns in March.
“That being the case, this is a ridiculous business for me to be in, but I watch documentary shows.
“It’s an opportunity to watch genuine, real people behaving in high-stakes circumstances. I never get to see that in my real life. Even just wandering the streets anymore, it’s hard to watch people behaving normally, because I am on TV now and people’s behavior changes around me. It’s the most bizarre phenomenon. I miss watching people just being in their element and just being ‘normal people.'” Follow Zap2it’s Dish Rag on Twitter and Facebook for more celebrity dish and news.
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