Monday, June 14, 2010
On set with Margy Kidder
I spent the day on set at my husband's studio. I brought one of my writing buddies (Writers Cubed), Reana of Write to the Edge.
They are currently shooting a Sci-Fi with a debut director and a producer who is the real deal-- a veteran who was once, as a young man, an assistant to Orson Wells.
Anyway, Margot, who introduced herself to me as Margy (which is her actual name--Margot was a screen name she picked to sound cool), is truly a fun person. She was jovial, talkative and un celeb-like with the crew. I enjoyed talking with her about Hollywood politics, the oil spill, her grandkids and the story behind getting her role as Lois Lane, etc. She took the role in defiance of her first husband (a writer living in Montana) who treated her like the "little lady" who should stay home. She told him, "Get your own f---in' coffee" and ended up in Christopher Reeve's arms--for pay! Fascinating.
A seasoned performer who has been a part of cinema history, the way that she has, is like a well of info. And me, being a writer, a Sagitarius and a nosy so and so, get sooooo stoked to "tap that". You know what I mean!
So glad I met her and spent time with her today. I touched the hand that touched Superman. Oh, yes. Almost as good.