Glenn Close Interview: Passion Projects and New Media

September 21, 2010  

By Elizabeth Lowe

From 10 a.m. until late into the afternoon, it was a packed day for Glenn Close on SMU’s campus.

The actress came to speak with theater classes in the Meadows School of the Arts, along with producer and friend Bonnie Curtis.

The Daily Mustang was able to sit down with Close for a brief interview on new media – an art form that seems divergent from her principal discipline of stage acting.

Outside of SMU, Close and Curtis are in Dallas this week collecting the final funds for their latest project: a film adaptation of the play “The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs.”

Close played the role of Albert Nobbs on Broadway back in the early 80s. It’s a role she says she’s passionate about and a film she is excited to co-produce.

Though we chatted with her about the film project, the Daily Mustang also wanted to talk about her “online diet.” What is Glenn Close’s presence online? And where does she see the convergence of film, stage, and new media?

Video: Interview with Glenn Close from on Vimeo.

Video and Editing by Andy Garcia

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3 Responses to “Glenn Close Interview: Passion Projects and New Media”

  1. Actress Glenn Close Visits SMU : SMU Daily Mustang on September 22nd, 2010 11:46 am

    [...] Actress Glenn Close sat down with the Daily Mustang’s Elizabeth Lowe today after her Q&A with SMU theatre students. Close spoke with us about her plans to co-produce a new film, “Albert Nobbs.” Here’s the full interview. [...]

  2. George on September 22nd, 2010 7:28 pm

    Ugh, you had the very rare and privileged opportunity to pick the brains of a legend and all you did was waste time fiddling with your stupid ipad and obsessing over a boring topic (“new media”) Ms. Close has very little interest in. What a waste.

  3. Victoria Harres on September 22nd, 2010 10:03 pm

    Great job SMUDailyMustang! I’m preparing to be on a panel talking to filmmakers about how they can use social media to promote their work and potentially make money. This was useful! What she said about people in the film industry trying to figure out how to leverage social media is exactly what I’ve been hearing and what I’ve been asked to address.

    I’m very glad you didn’t take the well beaten path of asking her the same tired questions she gets asked by every other interviewer. I look forward to more great interviews.