50 Facts About Jessica Lange

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Lange thought that it was hard to adjust to the comedy in Tootsie because she had just had to play a very serious role in Frances. During the shoot of an angry scene of Tootsie, she stormed out of the dressing room and destroyed the set. She said there was dead silence after the incident (“50 Facts About Jessica Lange”). “To stay interested in acting, I have to keep trying stuff I’ve never done before.” This quote from Lange fits the switch from a serious film, Frances, to a comedy film, Tootsie (“Jessica Lange Quotes”). In 1984, Lange snagged the role of Jewel Ivy in the movie Country alongside Shepard. This movie is her second collaberation with Shepard (“50 Facts About Jessica Lange”). She auditioned for a role in Sweet Dreams in 1985, …show more content…
The director of the film was Karel Reisz. The role that Streep wanted so badly, but Jessica received, was the role of Patsy Cline, a legendary country singer. Even though Streep was dying to have this role, she still praised Lange on her performance. She said, “I couldn’t imagine doing it as well, or even coming close to what Jessica did because she was so amazing in it.” This shows the capacity of Lange’s capabilities because Streep is a hugely famous actress, and is complimenting Lange in one of the most flattering ways possible. (“50 Facts About Jessica Lange”). She also provided the vocals for the songs that are featured in Sweet Dreams (“Jessica Lange Trivia”). In 1990, she starred in a movie called Men Don’t Leave and it was well received by the audiences who saw it (“Jessica Lange” Wikipedia). She performed in Prozac Nation in 2001 with Christina Ricci (“Jessica Lange” Famous Birthdays). She starred in Grey Gardens as Big Edie, which was not a huge role. She was in this movie with Drew Barrymore in 2009. Grey Gardens is an HBO movie. She had a small role in The Vow, which also included Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum (“Jessica Lange” …show more content…
The show is a series that has four seasons in it so far, and the fifth season is in the making. Each season has a different plot, and it involves different characters, so you never know what to expect when it comes out each year. The show is a horror series, so there is always some sort of unrealistic twist to it (“Jessica Lange” Wikipedia). She played Constance Langdon, the intrusive next door neighbor from the south, during the first season (Jacobsen). Constance was originally supposed to be a smaller character that was not very important. The writers, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, made the role much larger when Lange got the part. Actually, she ended up becoming a lead role in the show. He wanted to have her play the role because he wanted to show the younger demographic how talented she is. This did work in her favor because she became exceedingly popular with all ages after the show was aired. The creator, Ryan Murphy, said that a large reason why he chose Lange was because he saw her in A Streetcar Named Desire, and he absolutely loved the performance (“Jessica Lange” Wikipedia). She played Sister Jude, or Jude Martin, in the second season. Sister Jude became a nun in an insane asylum after having a rough car accident. She played Fiona Goode, the reigning supreme witch for the beginning of the season, in the third season (“Jacobsen”). The third

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