In another sign that TV is gaining on film as the cool kid hangout, actress Glenn Close has just signed on to star in a NY-based “character-driven legal thriller” for the FX channel. Close will play Patty Hughes, America’s “foremost high-stakes litigator.” What makes this different from every other legal drama on TV? Close’s character boils a rabbit every time she loses a case – so you really don’t want her to lose.
Speaking of Ms. Close, I came across this fun photo of her with Dana Delany and Uma Thurman at the Sundance Institute 25th Anniversary Gala last month, where they wore t-shirts inscribed with a list of their first jobs:
I love that Glenn was a maitre’d at the Ramada Inn. Now if that doesn’t inspire those of you with sucky jobs, I don’t know what will!
Here’s another photo of Glenn at the event, with Paul Newman and Lili Taylor:
How fitting is it that Lili Taylor had a job as a “sad clown”? She rocks.
And then there’s the multi-talented Claire Danes (I loved My So-Called Life) who lists “competitive eater” as one of her first jobs:
But I have to ask – what on earth is a “schnoodle breeder”? Or maybe I don’t want to know…