Kelly McGillis on Coming Out, Shame, Religion, and Vampires

Not in the habit of playing a nun, but this is a horror flick

Me: I don't even have a pet.

McGillis: Now I feel really sad for you.

Me: I do have a potted plant.

McGillis: Apocalypse now
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McGillis: Apocalypse now

McGillis: That's something! [Laughs.]

Me: Why do you think vampires are so hot and sexy right now?

McGillis: I have no idea. I've never seen a vampire movie. No, wait, I have seen the Twilight movies, but those are sexy because the people in them are sexy. I don't think it's about being a vampire.

Me: Maybe it's the eternal-life thing.

McGillis: That would be exceedingly exhausting. I wouldn't have the fashion accessories for it!

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maxpercy
maxpercy

"I don't know if I'm religious. I'm a very spiritual person. There's a big difference."

Respectfully, this is post-modernist nonsense. To say one is spiritual is no more illuminating than to declare one is biological or psychological. It is simply a capacity in being a person.

Analogously, her statement is like saying: I don't know if I am athletic. I'm a very biological person.

Foolishness...

Showho
Showho

Mr. Musto, this has got to be your worst interview yet. Could you badger Kelly any more about her 'dark times???' You clearly couldn't have given TWO SHI#S about the movie. Shame on you, are you TRYING to become the NYC equivalent to Perez Hilton???

Stgf
Stgf

Damm Kelly found a new girl and she's swore off men. Major contradiction from back in the day. She'd be bedding the prettiest young muscle men [plural] in LA and NY. No Lie. Must be the self esteem issue. Found Labia now.

pork
pork

mama, i'm with you. no kids. no pets. no plants. except the plastic kind. no living thing can survive in my hovel (i've tried and they've all died - except kids). luckily, i'm a vampire. :)

HRC fan
HRC fan

Mikey, you're the best. I love your interviewing and humor. Kelly's a cool lady. Wish she had taken your lead and opened up about her dark times. Maybe you'll allude to them in a blind item sometime...

Musto
Musto

Yes, I was being provocative. I have self esteem issues like everyone else, and do sometimes feel an inability to connect as well as others do, but I don't feel I'm pathetic, just a loner in some ways (albeit with a great network of friends and admirers). I was being a bit hyperbolic, and Kelly took me seriously, which I don't blame her for. By time it was clear I was half-joking--when I mentioned the potted plant--she was in on the gag and we had fun together with it.

What I'd hate to tell her is I don't even have a potted plant! I made that up!

Movielover
Movielover

Well, Mikey, I hope you're being provocative in your interview saying you are pathetic, lonely, just because you're not spousal, etc. That is no good reason to feel that way! I don't think being mature is about not being self involved. Why the hell shouldn't you (shouldn't one) be?! Kelly even says in her interview she needs to do her self esteeming stuff herself! If circumstances dictate otherwise, you'll know it! Also, vampires are hot because they stay up all night, they are thin, they have sexy experiences with their mouths (though blood is not so sexy, hotter to drink True Blood from a bottle!) and they are often portrayed by sexy people. Living forever would be great if you stay young and have means. As long as one is not destitute, crazy or sick, why not stick around as long as you can?

J. R.P.
J. R.P.

The interviewer was fine, she was terse. Not a fan here.

Margot Hemingway
Margot Hemingway

i'm havving a difficult time believing this dialogue Michael especially when u can't stop saying catchy phrases when u talk like "mary", "miss thing", "oh girl", "pa-leez", "as if". the list go's on 4 ever but c'mon hun write 1 of ur stories how it's really said.~ waiting 4 honesty

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Well, she certainly is feisty and I like the "accessories" line.

I always admired her for returning to the theater periodically. And she's a damn handsome woman.

A LOT of girls and women have the negative body image thing. That doesn't surprise me one bit. A lot of guys have it, too.

Kimberly Davis
Kimberly Davis

Red Flags: "Spiritual not religious" "Karma" xo The reason she never had much of a career was not her weight, sexuality or priorities....I have never seen her give a good performance onscreen...she's got the 'Ali MacGraw' thing going on....IMHO

Kagemusha
Kagemusha

Kelly McGillis thought she was fat and ugly! Now I've heard it all.

Tartine
Tartine

She seems like she's really dealing with heavy issues and I feel for her. She talks in a lot of therapy speak. I wish her well.

Movielover
Movielover

Glad you like yourself, darling. We like you too!

 
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