Laura Linney has said that even after 30 years in the entertainment industry, she is “quietly stunned and not overly excited” on a daily basis.
The three-time Oscar nominee was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, which she said was “beyond my wildest dreams”.
July 25 is also declared Laura Linney Day in Hollywood.
The actress, who most recently starred in the Netflix dark drama series Ozark, has been nominated for 5 Tony Awards, 8 SAG Awards, 1 Bafta Award and 7 Golden Globe Awards.
This is even more overwhelming than I thoughtLaura Linney
Linney has been commended by US actress Holland Taylor and television screenwriter Chris Mundy, who have praised her as an inspiration and “a compass for proper manners”.
In her own comments, the actress stopped several times to check on a man’s health on the street when screams were heard.
“It’s a tough world we live in these days, things like this are intersecting everywhere…” she said.
“If this is Laura Linney’s Day, I hope that we can all hold a little compassion in our hearts and educate ourselves about the needs of others as well as mental illness and addictions and addictions. everything is happening right in front of our eyes.”
Her kind words were received by the audience with a round of applause.
Talking about the honor, she said: “This is even more overwhelming than I thought.
“If someone had told me 20 years ago that this shy theater person in front of the camera would be represented among her idols in film and television, I would never have believed it. .
“I would simply take it as absolute crazy talk, it would be ridiculous and confusing and unanswerable.
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“Even after 30 years, I can tell you that every day I am quietly stunned and not overly excited to be received, not only by Los Angeles itself, but also by industry, businesses and the so-called homeland.
I know people who use her as a compass for the right manners, and that for such a diverse group of people is just phenomenal.TV screenwriter Chris Mundy
“For my name to be kept and protected by a star on this famous stretch of sidewalk was beyond my wildest dreams.”
She added that art is a “medicine, illuminating, nourishing” that it is an honor to serve.
“Much of the world is a waste of time, we squander what is valuable,” she said.
“But you can’t go wrong with making time for and around art. Regardless of your profession or your belief system, the arts are only good for you… they make everyone and everything better.”
In her own comments, Ozark writer Mundy says: “Laura has always pushed and pushed at the boundaries of art.
“Laura taught me that when you write or act, there are times when you have to sit in discomfort… but I have never met anyone who elevates the people around her more.
“I know people who use her as a compass to behave properly, and that for such a diverse group of people is phenomenal.”
Linney was born in Manhattan, New York, and fell in love with the stage while working with a local theater group at the age of 11.
She graduated from Brown University in 1986 and continued to study acting at the famous Juilliard School until 1990.
In June 2018, the actress made her London theater debut in Richard Eyre’s 3-week production of My Name Is Lucy Barton and continues to perform in it on Broadway.
Linney was nominated for a Tony Award for her performances on Broadway and went on to star in other productions including The Little Foxes, Time Stands Still and Sight Unseen.
Her numerous films include Nocturnal Animals, Sully, Kinsey, The Savages, Hyde Park On Hudson, The Squid And The Whale, Mystic River, The Truman Show, and Love Actually, among many others.
The actress’s star is the 2,727th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Dedicated to the television genre, it is located at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/laura-linney-still-quietly-stunned-on-a-daily-basis-after-30-years-in-industry-41866462.html Laura Linney still ‘quietly’ every day after 30 years in the industry