Monday, July 28, 2008

NEW interview: Margot Kidder

Brandon Voss writes:
Margot Kidder [Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve's Superman] stars in the latest Donald Strachey Mystery: On the Other Hand, Death, premiering on here! TV. But first she has a few things to say about Obama, her not so quiet life in Montana, her brief lesbian past, and why she will take any part that's offered to her.

You seem pretty choosy about acting projects, so what drew you to On the Other Hand, Death?
I’m not choosy at all! I’ll do practically anything. I’m the biggest whore on the block. I live in a little town in Montana, and you have to drag me out of here to get to L.A., so I’m not readily available. But unless it’s something sexist or cruel, I just love to work. I’ve done all sorts of things, but you just haven’t seen them because they’re often very bad and shown at 4 in the morning.

What’s the gay community like out there in Montana?
We’re finally getting one, which we know means that our property values are going to go up. Butte has some, and Missoula probably has the biggest gay community in Montana. It’s not huge, but there’s less than a million people in the whole state. But we’re not—I repeat not—Wyoming; we’re not the sort of people who would do what they did to Matthew Shepard. This state is very ferocious about not being seen as redneck like Wyoming—it’s a little familial rivalry.

Being a here! film, I imagine there were a lot more gays on the set of On the Other Hand, Death.
Oh, working on this movie was such a joy. I was surrounded by the most wonderful gay men, and I was in heaven. I was treated like a total princess. [Director] Ron [Oliver] is to die for, as is Chad [Allen]. I had so much fun, I can’t tell you. I kept saying, “Am I butch enough?” And they’d say, “Oh, yeah! You’re butch enough!” Because although I’m not gay, I certainly think I often come across as gay to some women.

Read Brandon's full interview with Margot Kidder here.

Reviews of
Donald Strachey Mystery, On the Other Hand, Death