Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones cast in 'Driving Miss Daisy' tour

angela-lansbury-james-earl-jones-driving-miss-daisy.jpgStage legends James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury tell the AP they are determined to keep doing what they love into their 80s and part of that is being cast in a new Australia tour of Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Driving Miss Daisy."

"Be enthusiastic about what you do," says Jones. "I'm very enthusiastic about acting still. I love the process of creating a character."

Lansbury echoes those sentiments when she says, "You get on stage and you really can let it out. You're not hampered by camera angles or lighting."

She continues, "Coming back to the theater about seven years ago turned the tide for me, it really did. Because it gave me a career after 70. I could still work in the theater and play great roles, but it wasn't so easy to continue as a motion picture actress. Which I was very glad of -- I didn't like the way we were making movies ... the kind of roles I would like to play didn't seem to exist. But I love the theater and, as it turned out, it was the thing to do."


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