VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks THE WIFE, Working with Her Daughter, & More on TODAY
Hollywood legend Glenn Close joins Hoda Kotb the TODAY studio to discuss her new film, "The Wife," which is already gaining early Oscar buzz. Close opens about working with her daughter, actress Annie Starke, who portrays a young version of Close's character. Close says she left purposely left the set on days Starke was shooting. "She's naturally talented and I thought it's between her and the director," Close said. "You don't want your Mom around!"
Glenn Close's career highlights include Phoenix Theatre Company's Love for Love, directed by Hal Prince, (professional debut, 1974), Cy Coleman's Barnum (Tony nomination), Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols, (Tony Award), Death and the Maiden, directed by Mike Nichols (Tony Award), Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, directed by Trevor Nunn, (Tony Award), Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. OFF-BROADWAY: Wendy Wasserstein's Uncommon Women and Others, Simone Benmussa's The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs (Obie Award), Nathalie Sarraute's Childhood. LONDON: Royal National Theatre's A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Trevor Nunn, (Tony Award), Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. OFF-BROADWAY: Wendy Wasserstein's Uncommon Women and Others, Simone Benmussa's The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs (Obie Award), Nathalie Sarraute's Childhood. LONDON: Royal National Theatre's A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Trevor Nunn, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard directed by Lonny Price (The Evening Standard Award) Select Film: The World According to Garp (Film debut/Oscar nomination), The Big Chill, (Oscar nomination), The Natural (Oscar Nomination), Fatal Attraction (Oscar nomination), Dangerous Liaisons (Oscar nomination), 101 & 102 Dalmatians, Mars Attacks, Air Force One, Cookie's Fortune, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, Nine Lives, Heights, Albert Nobbs (producer/actress, Oscar nomination, ), Guardians of the Galaxy, Upcoming films: The Wife, Crooked House, Guardian of the Galaxy II, What Happened To Monday?, The Girl With All The Gifts, Wilde Wedding and Bastards. Select television: Hallmark Hall of Fame's The Sarah, Plain & Tall Trilogy (Producer/Actress/Emmy nomination), Something About Emilia(Emmy nomination), Damages (two Emmys/two Golden Globes), The Lion In Winter(SAG Award, Golden Globe Award), The Shield(Emmy and Golden Globe nominations), In The Gloaming(Cable ACE Award), The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (producer/actress) Roger & Hammerstein's South Pacific for ABC TV (producer/actress), Serving In Silence (producer/actress/Emmy Award) Charities: Bring Change 2 Mind, Panthera and Congohounds.
Close is a six-time Academy Award nominee, tying the record for being the actress with the most nominations never to have won (along with Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter). As of 2018, Close has more Oscar nominations without a win than any other living actor. In addition, she has been nominated for four Tonys (three wins), fourteen Emmys (three wins), thirteen Golden Globes (two wins), two Drama Desk Awards (one win) and eight SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS (one win). She has also won an Obie award and has been nominated for three GRAMMY AWARDS and a BAFTA. Close has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.