September 19, 2008 |
So what's a glamorous, Jewish, gay rights activist doing playing a dowdy, evangelical Christian homophobe? For Judith Light, who stars in "Save Me" as Gayle, the founder of an ex-gay Christian ministry that specializes in curing "sexual brokenness," you could say it was a leap of faith. "You can't judge your character and play them," said Light by phone from New York, where she's shooting her second season as Claire Meade on TV's "Ugly Betty." "Gayle isn't evil, she's just misguided.
May 19, 2002 |
Judith Light has just returned from a 100-mile wilderness trek in South Africa. If the hike didn't get her, you'd think the airplane food would. But the actress, whose flight landed only a day ago, is admitting no wear and tear. "When you're doing things that give you energy, you're not tired," says Light, chatting during the lunch break of her first day of rehearsals for Athol Fugard's "Sorrows and Rejoicings."
May 17, 2002
The art world was never the same after Andy Warhol. A massive retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art shows us why. Plus: Hype Williams, the Fellini of hip-hop; what "Ally McBeal" and "Felicity" meant to "girls"; and Judith Light rejoices in "Sorrows."
February 19, 2002 |
In the opening scene of Athol Fugard's new play, "Sorrows and Rejoicings," Judith Light appears alone on a dark stage. A sob begins to rise in her throat. But her character, who has just returned home from her husband's funeral, quickly stifles the sob when her maid enters. Light's face flattens into an opaque mask as she controls her emotions. And she maintains that steely control until the play's conclusion, when emotion finally takes over.
January 26, 1999
Memories typically soften with time, even heart-wrenching ones. Not for actress Judith Light--at least not the memory of when she filmed "The Ryan White Story," a made-for-TV movie about the teenager who contracted the AIDS virus from a blood transfusion and was shunned by an uncaring community. Ryan and his mom, Jeanne, who was played by Light, were on the set the entire time. "I have to tell you that the power of the two of them being there was so profound for so many of us," Light recalls.
September 29, 1991 |
Is there a dry-cleaning store in Los Angeles without a celebrity's picture hanging on the wall? A deli without a glossy of David Soul wishing someone "All the best"? The Kokomo Cafe in the Farmers Market offers an alternative to this ubiquitous celebration of stardom. Its policy is to hang the pictures of customers. Every so often the management brings in a professional photographer, complete with strobe lights, back drop and makeup person.