A Broadway Leading Lady With Real Balls

At age 76, the theater vet is a real doll in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

Me: Do any tourists ever wander in and not know you're a man?

Bedford: Lot of people. The house manager told me, "At every performance, there's at least one person saying, 'Who is that woman playing Lady Bracknell? I thought Brian Bedford was supposed to be in this play.' " I take it as a compliment.

Me: And well you should. But I wonder if anyone goes to The Motherf**ker With the Hat looking for you.

Bedford as Lady Bracknell
Joan Marcus
Bedford as Lady Bracknell

[Bedford generously chuckles.]

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