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How's Life After Clint? Look at Frances Fisher's Schedule : Movies: The actress has been so busy with a TV series and film projects she barely has time to come up for air.


With long, silky red hair, porcelain skin and a delicately petite figure, Fisher appears fragile in person. But her strength surfaces with resolve on-screen, "Henrietta" being a perfect example. She rarely chooses acting roles for the money--or the medium. And the less makeup involved, the better.

"I don't see it as whether it's theater or film or television," she says, "it's whether the material is good and the role is something I want to play. . . . The spirit of low-budget independent is the same thing as Off Off Broadway to me, everybody's pulling together."

And so emerges the motivation behind her upcoming films, "Waiting for Guffman," a low-budget "improvisational comedy" directed by and starring Christopher Guest (with whom she worked on "The Attack of the 50-Ft. Woman"); "The Whiskey Heir," a 30-minute film, and "Female Perversions," a "journey into a woman's erotic mind from a woman's point of view," in which she plays a stripper.

Fisher says she expects one or all of the films to make the festival circuit. And between "Strange Luck" and her next film, "Striptease" with Demi Moore, there is little time contemplate a relationship. "Right now, obviously, I'm not thinking about it," she says drolly.

Asked if she will ever do a film with Eastwood again, she says: "I don't know who I'm going to work with." But she doesn't believe she will work less without their association.

"I've always wanted a partnership, that's very important to me," she says. "I'm certainly not going to get involved with someone who doesn't have time to have a relationship. It's all about partnering, traveling the world together. Otherwise, you're just surfing through life . . . and I'm more of a deep-sea diver."

* "Strange Luck" premieres tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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