In a new interview, Andie MacDowell opened up about her first on-camera nude scene, about getting older and about how she feels working amid a #MeToo driven industry.
MacDowell, who made her big film debut 35 years ago, spoke to Deadline about her evolving Hollywood career.
“When I was in my 30s I was choosing roles. I’m not really choosing roles anymore, I’m waiting for them but sometimes I try not to take crap. I have taken crap before," the actress confessed. "I have been bought. I’ve daydreamed that maybe it will work out when they offered me a lot of money. It never does, but you know I wish I was still choosing roles.”
MacDowell went on to say that though it is nice to be in the position where you have the power to choose the good, money-making roles, now she prefers to wait for the special ones. “I know what it feels like to be in that position but that’s not happening anymore. I’m waiting for roles but I’m still working, so I’m really fortunate.”
And despite things being much different from the way they were when she was 30, the 59-year-old hasn't slowed down. MacDowell currently stars in the indie drama "Love After Love," where she plays a woman trying to start a new life while dealing with the grief of losing her husband. The film also stars Chris O'Dowd as her son.
But what is really catching people's attention about the highly anticipated indie flick? MacDowell's first-ever nude scene.
“Everyone’s made a big deal out of it," she said, adding that the attention surrounding the scene she felt was somewhat silly. "I guess it is a catchy title, ‘Andie MacDowell does first nude scene’. I think maybe it makes people read the article, but for me it means more as a kind of revealing of the soul. It’s not gratuitous by any means."
And on the subject of how women are portrayed in Hollywood today, the actress shared her sentiments about the current #MetToo movement, admitting that while she doesn't feel it is going to spark immediate change, she still supports the idea along with Time's Up.
“It’s not going to change fast enough for me, but I’m just thankful that this year happened. More important to me is the #TimesUp. I don’t want to diminish #MeToo in any way but it’s more than that. It’s also all these social issues," MacDowell started. "It’s also the fact that we still have not had a woman president in this country. You’ve got to stop and think how insane that is. We’re supposed to be progressive. We are not."
In addition to "Love After Love," MacDowell is also starring in a Netflix comedy called "The Last Laugh," alongside Richard Dreyfuss and Chevy Chase.