Monday, June 09, 2008
August: Osage-County - Replacement Casting the Mother of all Mothers
Estelle Parsons has been cast as "Violet" in August: Osage County, replacing Tony-nominee Deanna Dunagan. Estelle has been nominated for four Tony awards: "The Seven Descents of Myrtle" (1968); "And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little (1971)"; and "Miss Margarida's Way" (1978)and "Mornings at Seven" (2002). She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress as Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde in 1967. She played Roseanne Barr's mother in 58 episodes of "Roseanne". Something tells me she'll be able to handle playing mother to the Weston girls with no problem at all.