Diane Lane takes the stage in Chicago play
CHICAGO (AP) - More than two decades after she last graced the stage in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Academy Award-nominated actress Diane Lane is returning to the theatre in a Chicago production of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird Of Youth.
Lane will star opposite rising Broadway actor Finn Wittrock at the Goodman Theatre, playing faded movie star Princess Kosmonopolis in the production that opens Monday and runs through Oct 28. She will portray an older woman being used by a younger man to win back his former lover.
"I think that timing is everything in terms of the readiness for taking on a new challenge," Lane said in an interview. "A show this large and a role this demanding, certainly I've made jokes about it - mid-life crisis martyrdom or empty-nest freak out. It's sort of now or never."
Lane, 47, is best known for her star Hollywood turns in major films like The Perfect Storm, Unfaithful and Secretariat. They have earned her nominations for Oscars, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards.