"I have to move out of my apartment soon," the two-time Academy Award winner, 66, said

By Alex Heigl
January 26, 2015 08:20 AM
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Deep in a New York Times interview with two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and Tonya Pinkins, who are starring in the new Broadway play Rasheeda Speaking, Wiest made an unsettling admission.

“I have to move out of my apartment soon,” Wiest, 66, admitted. Despite winning Academy Awards for her work with Woody Allen in Bullets Over Broadway and Hannah and Her Sisters, Wiest said she was seen as “a nice mom and that’s it,” and that being typecast left her without her pick of parts, even after her award wins.

The struggle to find jobs has left her fighting to make ends meet. And though her Rasheeda Speaking costar Pinkins, 52, has plans to write a film, Wiest said she has no plans to write for herself.

“I think that if it’s meant to happen, it will happen,” she says of being offered parts. “Which I guess is a real sign of stupidity.”

Rasheeda Speaking, which stars Pinkins (a Tony winner for Jelly’s Last Jam) as Jaclyn, an African-American receptionist in a surgeon’s office and Wiest as her white co-worker, begins previews Tuesday in a production directed by Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon.

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