Stage and screen star Ellen Burstyn is currently starring in Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of William Inge's Picnic. In this special interview, Richard chats with her about sharing the stage with her all-star castmates, leading one of the scrariest movies of all time, getting through personal problems in the 70's, and so much more. Click below to check it out!
Burstyn's illustrious acting career encompasses film, stage and television. She became a "triple crown winner" when she won an Emmy for her guest appearance in "Law & Order: SVU" (2009)
to add to her Oscar win for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) and her Tony Award for Same Time, Next Year (1974) on Broadway. Ellen has been nominated for an Academy Award five other times for The Last Picture Show (1972), The Exorcist (1973), Same Time, Next Year, (1979), Resurrection (1981) and Requiem for a Dream (2000).
Her many theater credits include the Broadway production of 84 Charing Cross Road (1982), the acclaimed onewoman play Shirley Valentine (1989) and Sacrilege (1995). She received glowing reviews in Stephen Adley Guirgis' play The Little Flower of East Orange (2008), directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at The Public Theater in New York. In 2011, Ellen appeared in London's West End in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour to rave reviews.
PICNIC will run through February 24, 2013 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).