Minnie Driver Set for CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 6/8
Actress Minnie Driver says the common thread in the roles she chooses, whether on television or in theatrical films, is that the women have opinions, she tells CBS News correspondent Anna Werner in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast June 8, 2014 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
"I play women who have a point of view," Driver tells Werner. "I definitely do. And I've always done that."
Driver tells Werner she envisioned being an actress very early on in her life. So far, that vision has paid off. Driver has earned critical praise throughout her career and earned an Academy Award nomination for her work in "Good Will Hunting."
Most recently, her work in the film "Return to Zero" has drawn critics' attention. The film is a true story written and directed by Sean Hanish that revolves around him and his wife experiencing the loss of a baby during pregnancy.
Driver tells Werner she took the part because it "was the absolute greatest acting opportunity" that had come her way. "I knew it would be the hardest - the hardest thing I'd done. And it really was the very hardest job I've ever had. And I had no idea how to do it."
Adding to the challenge, Driver says, was that the film was directed by Hanish.
"How do you tell the story of the man who will be directing you?" Driver says. "How do you reenact the very, very worst day of his life in front of him? And how will he direct that? How will this whole thing shake down? How can I possibly live in a place where my baby dies? How can I do that as a mother, as a person?"
Driver talks with Werner about her career, her breakout role in "Good Will Hunting," motherhood, and her upcoming projects.
Her goal in acting, she says, is for the work to be "good," and she can tell when that's happened by people "coming up to you with a look in their eye and a need to tell you what they experienced when they watched a film of yours."
CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.