I sat in the field at twilight last night bereft about the news of 20 people shot dead in El Paso, only to hear this morning that another 9 people were shot in Dayton, with 50 people wounded in both places. When will it stop? Why are our leaders more concerned with money and power than they are in changing laws to save people’s lives? These mass shootings must be added to the shootings that take place every day all across this fractured and bleeding country of ours.
Waiting in the Sky Club for our flight to Ohio to finish HILLBILLY ELEGY. Can’t wait to see everyone again! #havaneseofinstagram #havaneseonplanes#havanese #travelinghavanese #havanesedog #havaneselove #havanesemoments #celebritydogs
My first rehearsal for my first job as a professional actress, in 1974. I’m on the right, listening to the great Hal Price, our director, as he explains Douglas Higgins’ set to us. The play was Congreve’s LOVE FOR LOVE and it was my Broadway debut. And what a fantastic cast: Mary Ure, John McMartin, Charlotte Moore, David Dukes, Mary Beth Hurt, Charles Kimbrough, Peter Friedman, Jeanette Landis and others. We’ve lost Hal. What a magnificent legacy he leaves behind. His monumental contribution to theater will continue to inform us and resonate in our molecules forever. He was my first director and a lasting friend and influence in my life. I still feel a frisson in my bones when I take myself back to being an audience member at the original productions of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PACIFIC OVERTURES and the magnificent SWEENEY TODD. Simply put, Hal was a genius and fed our collective creative soul. Rest In Peace, dear Hal. #broadwaymusicalstheatre #stevensondheim #sweeneytoddmusical #alittlenightmusic #giantsofbroadway #westsidestory #westsidestorymusical #broadwaymusicals
HALL BALL!!! #havaneseofinstagram #havaneseoftheworld #havaneselove #fetchingdogs #hotelcorridors #dogsinhotels #havanesefun
Always good to have blueberries for breakfast! #blueberries #blueberries🍇 #wildblueberries #blueberrypie #blueberryartsfestival #stupidfaces
Chilling in the SUV with my human mother’s driver, Dan. The set is so stressful. I can never get high enough to see what’s going on except when I’m on my chair, but then everyone’s just sitting around gabbing or doing a jigsaw puzzle, when I need to get on the phone and connect with my office. You may think I’m sleeping, but I’m brewing up plots that have decent roles for someone other than a mutt! Us purebreds are usually cast as snobs or bad guys or clueless idiots. Some of us deserve it because they are happy to be type cast, but others of us need to develop as artists with a brain that doesn’t want to be wasted. #havaneseofinstagram #havaneselovers #havaneselife #havanesemoments #havaneseoftheworld #havanesedogs #hillbillyelegy
YAAAAAAAAY! BRAVISSIMO!! FANNNNNNTASIC!! You all make us so proud! You’re Great War Mares charging down the field! THRILLING! CONGRATULATIONS!#fifawomensworldcup #womensworldcup2019 #womensworldcupfrance2019 #uswomenssoccer🇺🇸⚽️ #uswomensoccerteam #worldcupfinal #fifaworldcup2019 #soccer #womenssoccerworldcup2019
Another great LIBERTY PUZZLE! We figured out how to transport it from one set to another. It is a wonderful way to stay focused during a long, intense day of shooting. Cast and crew come by when they can. Pip is actually under the table where he can get the most benefit from the portable fan. @libertypuzzles #jigsawpuzzles #onsetlife @atlanta #realronhoward #ronhoward #moviesingeorgia #havaneseofinstagram
HAPPY 1st ANNIVERSARY to my beloved Annie and her soul mate, Marc. Your love for each other and how it radiates from you both brings deep joy and gratitude to all of us who love you. I have undying respect for how you are negotiating life together, how much FUN you have and how caring and loyal you are to family and friends. Even Biggie is smiling in the background!
If I could, I would pick up my magic baton and conduct a great chorus of barks, meows, neighs, bellows, trumpets, chirps and roars that would stop mankind in it’s tracks and lift it out of its misery. But since this is just a bully stick, I’ll just stay here and stop the heart of the human who loves me.
Tbt Annie and I in the makeup trailer for HOOK. I was about to be thrown into the BooBoo Box! I lost my voice for 3 days cause I screamed so much. Annie was 3 and was proud to be a fierce mini pirate. Thank you Steven Spielberg for inviting me to be a secretly embedded, female pirate. It was a blast. Thank you Anthony Powell for insisting I have chest hair! Such great memories. #robinwilliams #robinwilliamsfilms #peterpan #neverneverland #pirates #piratestyle #stevenspeilbergmovies #stevenspielbergfilm #anthonypowellcostumes #johnnapierstages #dustinhoffmanmovies #damemaggiesmith #childpirates #beardedwomen
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, JOHN! You are a great Dad. ❤️
My dad. Love you, Pop. #fathersday #fathersdaypost #fathersday2019 #fathers #fathersanddaughters
Wonderful Bo Hopkins, who plays my husband in HILLBILLY ELEGY, with Pip and me, on the porch of the exquisite BEECHWOOD INN after a day of filming. #bohopkins #sirpippinofbeanfield #beechwoodinnbedandbreakfast #rabuncounty #georgiafilm #georgiamountains #havanese #havanese_dogs #havanesedogsofinsta #havanesemoments #applachianmountains #blueridgemountains #blueridgegeorgia
Director Joe Wright visited us on set today. I like his rolled up pants. He did not have any chicken.
Dancing with my bro at the 1987 Tonys after party. We were laughing because both of us are TERRIBLE dancers! At least we didn’t mind stepping on each other’s toes.
Don’t know what I’d said to get that reaction from Jeremy. Judging by my permed and dyed hair, it was 1984 and we were appearing in Tom Stoppard’s THE REAL THING. It is a glorious play and we all won Tony’s—Jeremy, Mike Nichols, Christine Baranski, the production and me. Definitely one of the best experiences of my career. #tomstoppard #tomstoppardquote #tomstoppardplay #broadway #broadwayworld #glennclose_ourlove #jeremyirons #mikenichols #cynthianixon #christinebaranski
A friend had the SNAPCHAT thing where it makes you into the opposite sex. When I show this picture of me as a guy with attitude, they think I’m Woody Harrelson! I’m flattered...kind of.
Saw my dear friend Woodrow Harrelson for dinner last night. We first met when he, Laura Dern and I did the play BROOKLYN LAUNDRY, in a tiny theater on La Cienaga, in LA in 1991. The only play that James L. Brooks has ever directed. Woody and I have been friends ever since. It was great catching up and laughing A LOT!
FBF: Portrait by the great HERB RITTS, backstage at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SUNSET BOULEVARD, original American company in 1993. In my stage makeup and wig cap. You’ve come a long way, Baby! #sunsetblvd #oldhollywoodstars #oldhollywood #silent movies #billywilder #billywildermovies #silentmoviestars #sunsetblvdmusical #andrewlloydwebber #andrewlloydwebbermusicals #silentmoviestars #gloriaswanson
On our way to our next movie adventure with Ron Howard and Amy Adams. Very excited. More to come.
In WW II, my dad flew troop carriers in the Army Air Force in France. His twin brother flew in the Navy. My mother’s only sibling, Uncle Johnny, and one of her first cousins, another Johnny, were killed in WWII. Both my grandfathers fought in WWI. I am deeply proud of their service and profoundly grateful for the freedoms that service has allowed us to exercise. My dad joined the Army Air Force when he was 19, after marrying my mom when they were both 18. I have in my heart’s eye the image of my father...an old man, leaning on a cane, looking for the bakery, in the French village where he an his buddies spent a few nights. He never found it, but his memories were so strong I could feel them, emanating from him like a heatwave. Today, I’m taking time to imagine myself in my young dad’s shoes...falling onto a cot, above the bakery, his dreams, if he had any, filled with the roar of the engines, tricky landings in fields, airplane fuel and fresh croissants. #worldwar2 #worldwar1 #worldwarii #worldwariimemorial #armyaircorpshistoricaircraftflight #fallenwarriors @usarmy @usnavy #peace #weloveblackwarheros #warheros
West Village. Whose ever door this is...thank you! #doorways #westvillagedoors #artfuldoors #love #doors #doves #peace
Me with one of my best, high school friends, at this past Tuesday’s demonstration against the latest anti-abortion bills, signed by various governors. I am filming in Georgia this summer, but, if these bills become law, I won’t be working for film companies in any if those states. As a female American, in the 21st century, I still cling to hope for our fragile, fractious democracy. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom of choice, as far as our bodies are concerned. I also wonder what the issues would be if men had babies!
In Washing DC for the day to advocate for comprehensive Medicaid insurance for mental health and addiction. For the funding of the Certified Community Behavioral Health and Addiction Extension Act. That’s a mouthful, but basically it’s for continuing federal funding for community centers that provide 24/7/365 day care for mental health issues. HUGELY important!!
Getting a shoeshine with Lawrence at The Mark Hotel. Want them to be spiffy tonight when I interview Eve Ensler about her astonishing, courageous new book—THE APOLOGY. The wonderful James Naughton will be with us, reading excerpts. It promises to be a powerful evening.
Our beloved Moo. We miss her so much. No one could rock pearls and pjs like she could! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
To my beloved daughter, Annie Maude: I am so moved and proud to be your Momma. I celebrate all mothers today and am infinitely proud to be part of that particularly fierce and unconditionally loving tribe.
We are beginning an exciting day at the TIME 100 Summit. I am deeply honored to be designated one of the 100 this year. So proud to be in such diverse and extraordinary company. @time #time100
My human Mom’s amazing gown from the 2019 Oscars is here and will be sent to Indiana University to join her extensive costume collection that is archived there. I had to feel it one more time. It’s heavy and very beautiful. Thank you, Wes Gordon, at Carolina Herrera.
Spring comes to the Village. Tulip glory! Thanks to all those who work hard to make our neighborhood so beautiful for all who pass by.
Here is the piece I wrote about NOTRE DAME seventeen years ago.
Went to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD last night. A great theatrical experience—the wonderful company, led by a superb Jeff Daniels. Jimmy Fallon was there. We had fun with the company backstage afterwards. Thanks to everyone at the Shubert for making me feel so welcome. Bravo! Bravo!
I feel grief in my stomach, watching Notre Dame burn. Until this moment, I didn’t realize how much it has meant to me, knowing it was there, seemingly indestructible. My heart goes out to all French men and women, to all Parisians everywhere, who are shocked and grieved by such a terrible blow to the heart of their city...their country. In an unstable world, great and venerable edifices are vital to our collective wellbeing. They anchor and stabilize us. We need the comfort and sublimity of mankind’s highest architectural expressions—no matter what religion. May Notre Dame find healing, over the coming years. May we all experience that healing together. #notredame #notredame #notredamecathedral #bascilicaofnotredame #gargoylesofnotredame
I get a frisson every time I see old stone walls in the woods. They are venerable monuments to a vanished landscape when they marked borders between neighbors and kept livestock in pastures or out of cultivated land. Once all this was farmland. These walls could be more than 250 years old. All around them are ghosts from the past, laboring from dawn to dusk. More labor went into the stonewalls of NY and New England than all the labor that built the great pyramids of Giza. I’m a New Englander. These walls are in my DNA. #oldstonewalls #newenglandstonewalls #stonewallsofnewengland #pyramidsofgiza #connecticutwoods
FBF Annie and I on location with DANGEROUS LIAISONS. She was around 9 weeks old. Now she is grown and on sets of her own. It makes me SO HAPPY. #dangerousliaisons #dangerousliasions #dangerousliasons #periodmovies #seventeenthcenturyfrance #newbornbabies #motherlove
My beloved troll, made out of reindeer moss. He is over 60 years old and is a bit diminished. My parents brought him back to me from a trip to Norway in the 1950’s. He is very wise and a bit perplexed. He is one of my guardian spirits. #reindeermoss #reindeermossdesigns #reindeer @norge #trolls #favoriteobjects #wiresculpture #childhoodmemories #childhoodtoys
PIP QUIZ #7 WHAT IS THIS?
Bluebird toes on a bluebird day, in the hope that the bluebirds will nest. #easternbluebirds #bluebirds #birds #spring #cumulusclouds #earlyspring
Nothing better than Central Park in the early spring when man and Nature realize that hope and renewal is possible. #spring #springinnewyork #centralparknewyork #thegardensofcentralpark#hope #centralparktrees #horsesincentralpark
How time flies!! It’s not that Pip just wanted to be onstage with me, he actually thought he could do it better!! @sirpippinofbeanfield #sunsetboulevard #theaterdogs #havaneseofinstagram #inthewings #broadway #andrewloydweber #broadwaymusicals
A HUGE ecstatic THANK YOU to @flyprvt for the incredible treat of a flight back east. It was a “bluebird” day through smooth skies. I got a lot done and @sirpippinofbeanfield had a long nap, except for when he woke up for some cheese. We are both grateful for the generosity of your elegant plane. We did, indeed, “Enjoy the trip! #dogsonplanes #dogsonplanesofinstagram #cheese #dogsandcheese
SOLUTION TO PIP QUIZ #6 It’s morning dew on a leaf.
Because it’s beautiful. #beautiful #beautifulworld #flowers
I’m sending love and deep sympathy to all those who lost their lives in Christ Church, New Zealand, and to their loved ones whose family universe has been so brutally transformed, in an instant, by an unspeakable act of violence. I’m taking time today to ponder the loss, to let it sink into my consciousness, to let it AFFECT me, to mourn all those who have been the innocent victims of this kind of toxic hate. Through the phenomenon of social media connectedness, we have the capacity to FEEL as one entity, together. We need to be aware that we can be connected by darkness as well as light. May we always turn to the light, no matter how hard that may be. May what is good in us prevail over what is hateful and destructive. May we instill love, empathy and moral courage into our children. It’s the only way we will survive.
Mexican Sun Dogs sleeping on the Sun Pyramid.