After starring in future hits like “Slums of Beverly Hills” and the dramatic comedy “But I’m a Cheerleader” in the late 1990s, Natasha Lyonne had to go through a tough fight. openly struggled with drug addiction in the early years. Once again, she crossed paths with Nora Ephron while auditioning for Ephron’s 2008 play “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” (adapted from Ilene Beckerman’s book of the same name). Lyonna says:
“I wanted to be in her play, but I was really having a hard time with a boyfriend, and I said, ‘While I have you – if you can give me a little advice here. It doesn’t matter if I get the job; I see this as a free therapy session.’ That’s really what I’m doing in showbiz; I’ve got access to great thinkers and I’m doing it. try to break this case.”
Far from a one-time encounter, Lyonne said Ephron was “always looking for me” as she continued her journey to sobriety. That includes making sure Lyonne has “the best room at Columbia-Presbyterian and the greatest surgeon ever” as she undergoes emergency open-heart surgery and joins Lyonne’s future co-star in “Russian Doll” Chloë Sevigny helps “see me through this.” Lyonne added:
“And then Nora gave me my first gig back. She left me at her house in Los Angeles, and I said, ‘Are you crazy?’ And she said, ‘Everybody has problems.’ She really helped me understand that I was fine.”
For all of her career accomplishments, something like Ephron’s unwavering support and help towards Lyonne, which says the most that makes her so admirable as is a human being.
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