Frances McDormand: “I will do this job until my last breath”


INTERVIEW – Heroine and producer of Nomadland, the 63-year-old actress continues to build her career as she sees fit.

With Frances McDormand, it’s almost routine. We can always count on the actress to surprise with each new role, in thirty years of career, of Fargo at Three Billboards. The revenge panels, two performances that won him an Oscar. And three with the one obtained at the end of April for Nomadland, by Chloé Zhao. She plays Fern, a widow in her sixties suddenly unemployed who hits the road behind the wheel of her minivan fitted out for an itinerant life. A woman who tries to rebuild herself, taking her destiny in hand in the face of an uncertain future. McDormand, who rarely speaks in the media, speaks to us via Zoom from her home in Bolinas, 30 km north of San Francisco, an unspoiled enclave on the edge of the Pacific, where she has lived with her husband, director Joel for the past sixteen years. Coen. She shows herself without makeup, as usual, wearing a dark gray cap. “Handy when you haven’t had time to wash your hair!”

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