Glenn Close Accepts Award for Best Actress | AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups® | GP on PBS


– Ladies and gentlemen, it’s
my pleasure to present the award for Best Actress to
my dear friend Glenn Close. (applause) (dramatic violin music) – I feel so privileged
to be here in this room with these incredible
artists, and I feel like I’m standing on the
shoulders of many women. One of them, Shirley, sitting right there. (applause) All the people who inspired
me when I was little, I’m standing on the shoulders
of the witch in Snow White. Probably informed me in
more ways than I’m aware of. I’m standing on the shoulders of my mother and my two grandmothers. I want to thank Bjorn Runge, who directed this movie so beautifully, and lit our faces, and
trusted us to do what we do. I want to thank my inspired
partner Jonathan Pryce. You can’t have a movie called
The Wife without the husband, and he was incredible. And we did our work kind of
for a week around the table before we all started filming,
and then we just played, and I love it when we talk
about how actors play. There’s a wonderful book
written by, oh I forgot, Richard Eyre, and he says
that Olivier once said: If you scratch an actor,
you’ll find an actor. But he said, I beg to differ. I think if you scratch an
actor, you find a child. Not someone who is childish,
but someone who is childlike, who maintains the ability to play. So thank you so much for
all my fellow players in this incredible, incredible profession. (applause)

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