... or are those tears of joy?
Melissa Leo has had quite the early awards run for Frozen River, a dramatic thriller about a desperate woman caught up in an illegal immigrant smuggling operation. Quentin Tarantino loved it @ Sundance where it won the Grand Jury prize --he's quoted in the movie's trailer -- and many months later she's started to pick up trophies for it and nominations, too. If you've seen the movie (she's excellent in it --see previous article) you're probably less surprised than others though it's still an achievement for a small film and lesser known actress. The competition isn't exactly weak. I'll be meeting with this BFCA Best Actress Nominee tonight. If you could sit Melissa down, what would you be asking her?
More interviews on the way in the coming weeks, too. Have you been listening?