Tony recipient Rosie O’Donnell stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers November 2 to speak about her new tv sequence SMILF on Showtime.
The function marks her first recurring function on a tv sequence, though she, in fact, was host of her personal speak present The Rosie O’Donnell Show from 1996 to 2002.
In addition to the TV present, O’Donnell is returning to the stage in a brand new play by David Rabe referred to as Good for Otto.
“David Rabe, who wrote Hurlyburly, there are lengthy monologues, and there isn’t any, ’Cut, take two,’” she stated. The present additionally stars Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, and F. Murray Abraham.
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O’Donnell is gearing up for rehearsals, which start in January 2018. “I recorded [my monologues] and then when I’m working out—which I don’t do—truthfully while I’m eating Entenmann’s crumb cakes trying not to hate-tweet the President, I listen to it. Hopefully by the time we start rehearsal, I’ll be ahead of the game.”
Though O’Donnell has by no means carried out a play, her stage profession consists of a number of Broadway musical appearances: 1994’s Grease as Rizzo, Seussical, Taboo, and, most lately, Fiddler on the Roof in 2004. She additionally hosted the Tony Awards in 1997, 1998, and 2000.
Even together with her theatre pedigree, O’Donnell is bracing herself for the problem of working alongside appearing greats: “You want to rise to their level. Those are some amazing actors, and it’s really an honor to do it.”
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