As a child of the ’90s, I grew up with Gaby Hoffmann. She’s only two years older than me, so I saw her in roles that resonated throughout her career as a child and teen actress. I first saw her in Field of Dreams, then Uncle Buck, holding her own with Macaulay Culkin and John Candy, and I so desperately wanted to be her in Now & Then. Then came All I Wanna Do and 200 Cigarettes, both of which had Gaby starring with several other well-knowns but stealing her scenes. She took a break from acting for a while, but would do a guest TV appearance here or there. Now that she’s returning to a spot in front of the camera, I couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s playing gay.
In a New York Times pieces published this week, Gaby was on set for her new role in the horror web series Lyle, which is “a lesbian Rosemary’s Baby,” with Gaby playing the “Rosemary.” She said she agreed to play the part for “$25 a day” but it was recently upped to $100, surely a lot less than she was used to as a child star of blockbusters. The article notes that Lyle‘s creator Stewart Thorndike wrote the part just for her. Stewart is a woman, BTW. She guest starred on an episode of F to 7th, as did Gaby. F to 7th‘s Ingrid Jungerman plays Gaby’s partner in Lyle.