When you're writing up pieces for publication from interviews, whether for magazines or blog posts or whatnot you can rarely use everything. So why not treat them like DVD extras and toss them out a little later on? With Patrick Wilson's new TV series A Gifted Man premiering tonight, I thought what better time to revisit The Film Experience interview with his wife Dagmara Dominczyk . She was a warm and funny presence on the Higher Ground promotional trail just as she is in the movie in a key supporting role. Hopefully more of you have had the chance to see Vera Farmiga's directorial debut since that piece went up.
I told Dagmara that I had seen her in Broadway's shortlived The Violet Hour several years ago and the conversation turned to her stage work which seguewayed to a fun Patrick moment.
Nathaniel: Dagmara, I know you were the original understudy in Broadway's Closer in the role of "Alice". I don't know if you ever went on...
Dagmara: [Emphatically] 13 times I went on and I know every single time!
Nathaniel: So did you see the movie later and think I could do that.
Dagmara: YEAH [Vera Farmiga laughs suddenly. Dagmara is deliciously open with her answers.]
But I didn't think "damnit why didn't I?" You know what I mean? There's a difference. Patrick and I... our dream that we talk about as a side fantasy is to do a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Vera: That would be awesome.
Nathaniel: [Momentarily stunned] God, you'd be great for those parts. That's so weird. I instantly pictured it.
Dagmara: Right?!? Hello! So he's got a few more years left to make that happen.