Annette O'Toole talks acting, NY, LA and family on the Really Famous Podcast
Film, TV & stage actress Annette O'Toole doesn't do many interviews, but she loved this engaging conversation with Kara Mayer Robinson for the Really Famous podcast. She talks about her long Hollywood career, her marriage to actor Michael McKean, how she feels about people recognizing her from the TV series Smallville and why she loves Trader Joes.
Smallville, Halt and Catch Fire, It, Nash Bridges, Superman III, Kidding, Blow the Man Down
Annette O'Toole says:
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“I did that thing that you never do, that you see people do in movies. I went into the bathroom and silent-screamed and danced around, jumped up and down and danced around with no screaming.”
On watching husband Michael McKean's performance as Chuck McGill on Better Call Saul: "I was shaking my head. I was looking from the television to him. I said, 'I’m floored. I don’t know what to say. That’s amazing work, amazing work'”
"[The writer/director of Women Who Kill] said, 'It’s about a podcast but there’s this part, this Hannibal Lechter-y part for a woman, and we’d love for you to do it. I said, 'Oh my God, please! So she sends it to me and offers it to me."
“I was there at the Hollywood Bowl when John Travolta auditioned for a tour or LA-based production of Grease. I saw that audition and I said, ‘I’ve never seen anything like that. You are going to be such a big star.’”
On working with Martin Short: “I would go home with my face aching because I had been laughing so hard.”
“I don’t like vanity. Whenever I see it in myself I try to tamp it down.”
“It makes me think, Well, I should’ve just come to New York originally. What was I doing wasting my time doing all this other stuff?”
Annette O'Toole links:
Michael McKean - actor - Better Call Saul, Best in Show, This Is Spinal Tap, Laverne & Shirley
Women Who Kill - in theaters now and on-demand August 29, 2017
Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey's Lady Sybil Crawley)