BWW Interviews: Betty Buckley About DEAR WORLD And The Hall Of Fame!
I love the physical warm-up we do here - it's really hard. [Betty proceeds to show me just how difficult it is by repeating half a dozen tongue-twisters and getting them all horribly muddled.] It's ridiculous! Only in London! And they're all really good at it!
How are you enjoying being in London?
I love London. I haven't got to do much at this point - it's basically just back to the hotel. I've hit some of my favourite restaurants though. I want to go to some of the galleries and museums again. I want to see The Bodyguard - I love Heather Headley, she's one of my favourite singers ever. I want to see some stuff at the National too.
And you're being inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame this year.
January 28th! I'd originally thought I could sneak out of rehearsal for two days and make it for that, but I don't think so now. Ellen Burstyn is going to be the presenter for me - I'm sure she'll be the beautiful lady that she is, she'll be representing me. But every day doing this show is a celebration!
But if you extend you won't be able to do that?
What, celebrate every night?
Oh, sure I can! [laughs] We've been anticipating doing this show for so long, we're driving around and it's like, "Wow, we're actually here!"