Industry muckities Marilyn and John Wells along with Lysa and Grant Heslov invited some folks out to a special screening of August: Osage County followed by a Q&A with some of the cast. Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Grant Heslov (producer), John Wells (director), Mike O’Malley and Julianne Nicholson got up to tell behind-the-scenes tales and in Nicholson’s case get weepy. The actress was asked how profound doing this film was and how it changed her. The tears flowed as she answered that the fact that director Wells believed in her and included her in the incredible cast (which also includes some smaller actors like Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard and Benedict Cumberbatch) meant a lot to her. If you saw Nicholson’s heartbreaking performance on last week’s episode of Master’s of Sex (as Dr. Lillian DePaul) she was owed a sob (got me sniffling on my couch).
Juliette Lewis told filming tales about pot luck dinners in the condo complex the cast lived in which she dubbed “Celebrity Wisteria Lane.” Her contribution to the meals? Beer.
August: Osage County opens in theatres on December 25th.