The last time I interviewed Oscar winner Faye Dunaway, I asked her what was taking so long with her proposed film adaptation of Master Class, in which she would recreate her L.A. stage role of opera diva Maria Callas.
Faye looked as confused as when Mommie Dearest started being promoted as camp, and told me it hadn’t taken long at all. But it had already been in the works forever! And that was 10 years ago!
Well, Faye obviously gets what she wants and is willing to wait for it because she’s finally doing the movie!
And what do we think about it?
At this point in her life and career, will she still resonate as the great and quirky Callas?
Will Zoe Caldwell–who brilliantly originated the role on Broadway–be even more devastated than when Maggie Smith got the film version of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie?
Will this go straight to Landmark Sunshine Cinemas?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 26, 2009