1) I adore Frances McDormand.
2) Why is this NYT profile all about appearance and aging? (Hypocritically filtered through the lens of “she is fine with her appearance and aging.”) McDormand is an incredible actor; why is the profile about body image and neck tape?
3) It’s a travesty not to mention how strongly and confidently and screen-meltingly sexy she was in Laurel Canyon— it may be a “little-seen” film but I have seen it a lot. The contrast between McDormand and Kate Beckinsale in that film is a kind of sexual re-education, for Kate’s character and for us. Without attention to this role and this aspect of her acting, the profile perpetuates the star vs. character actor, sexy vs. not sexy binary that McDormand exists to disrupt.