She's the Best Thing in It

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Veteran character actor and Tony Award winner, Mary Louise Wilson, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashing their red carpet illusions and challenging them to bring emotional honesty into their acting. read more

Veteran character actor and Tony Award winner, Mary Louise Wilson, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashing their red carpet illusions and challenging them to bring emotional honesty into their acting. Features interviews with Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Tyne Daly, Estelle Parsons, Valerie Harper and playwright Doug Wright, discussing what it means to be a character actor, whether acting can be taught, what constitutes 'talent,' and whether the profession is harder for women.

Original Release

03/16/2015

US Release

03/16/2015

Cast

Mary Louise Wilson Herself / Self
Frances McDormand Herself / Self
Melissa Leo Herself / Self
Valerie Harper Herself / Self
Tyne Daly Herself / Self
Mary Birdsong Herself / Self
Estelle Parsons Herself / Self
Charlotte Rae Herself / Self
Lisa Joyce Herself / Self
Dave Davis Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ron Nyswaner

Cast

Mary Louise Wilson Herself / Self
Frances McDormand Herself / Self
Melissa Leo Herself / Self
Valerie Harper Herself / Self
Tyne Daly Herself / Self
Mary Birdsong Herself / Self
Estelle Parsons Herself / Self
Charlotte Rae Herself / Self
Lisa Joyce Herself / Self
Dave Davis Self
Hope Leigh Self
Malcolm Maginnis Self
Taffy Maginnis Self
Sanford Meisner Self
Joseph Singletary Joseph: Student
Shad Willingham Self - Theater Director
Hugh Hamilton Wilson Self
Doug Wright Self / Himself

Producers

Editors

Janet Baus, Alex Berger, Tyler Hubby, Eric F. Martin, Jeffrey Schwarz

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