Cady McClain Q&A by Suzanne
We're huge fans of Cady McClain! We host a site about her at
http://cadymcclain.net. She's an amazing
Emmy-winning actress who's done fantastic work in "All
My Children" (as Dixie), "As the World
Turns" (as Rosanna) and "Young & The Restless"
(as Kelly), as well as many TV and
movie roles. She's also written, directed and produced her own work.
Now she's working towards making a documentary series about women directors.
Please donate to her project!
She was kind enough to answer a few questions for us on Twitter.
1. What gave you the idea to make this documentary series?
Cady: I was
really ready to commit to a new phase in my career, but I felt like there were
so few women out there directing. I felt compelled to talk to the ones I could
find and learn how they persevered.
2. Do you still plan to act as well
as to direct?
Cady: When people call me and ask, I generally say yes.
It's the trotting down a job part of acting I'm not such a fan of. I don't mind
doing it for directing so much, but auditioning just sucks.
3. I can
imagine! Who is your favorite film director?
Cady: Right now, I'm a big
fan of Leah Meyerhoff!
4. I'll have to check out her work. Can you name a
woman or women who were your inspiration(s) growing up?
Cady: This is
going to sound weird, but we grew up going to the theater a lot, and the musical
Evita was so impressive. I think Patti Lupone's "Evita" was a really impressive
model of a woman I'd never seen before. Powerful, ambitious, yet cared about her
I also was deeply impressed by Zoe Caldwell's "Medea." I'd never seen such a
powerful character of a woman. These women, even though they were just
characters, really had a huge impression on me.
5. Great, thanks!
Anything else you'd like to add, to your fans who visit our site? About your
project or anything else?
I'd say thanks so much for the incredible
support of all my work! I make a lot of things, and I'm always keeping the
audience in mind, hoping that I can make someone laugh, or feel less alone.
That's usually my motivation.
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