Movie Article

Rockin' Role Models

How Lucille Ball, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Laura Dern influence each other

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
Stranger Than Fiction
''Laura Dern gives me this feeling where I'm excited to act. Even in a movie like Wild at Heart, where it's all heightened and happening on another planet, she's still working in the realm of the way human beings really behave.''

LAURA DERN
Inland Empire
''Someone I turn to a great deal is Lucille Ball. She was hysterical and did pratfalls, but honestly. She was still this woman in this relationship going through jealousy issues with Ricky. She walked a very brave line as a comedian.''

Originally posted Nov 24, 2006 Published in issue #909 Dec 01, 2006 Order article reprints