Saturday, December 08, 2007
My Weekend Crush
There is something at once ordinary and extraordinary about Laura Linney. She is the girl next door who grew up smarter than all the boys in the neighborhood. She comes across so solid, sensible and salt-of-the-earth, you’d almost mistake her for a Midwesterner. I think it’s those disarming dimples. But, the open-faced blonde is a born and bred New Yorker with Juilliard training and a theater pedigree. She is unquestionably excellent and brings a grounded realism to each role. And she is proof positive that actresses don’t have to trade on their sex appeal alone to carve out a career. They can also use their smarts. And, like Laura, just be damn good at their job. Happy weekend, all.