Laura Linney bustles with a return to Tales Of The City for a Netflix mini series 18 years after the show changed her life
She plans to repeat her role as Mary Ann Singleton in the influential LGBTQ series Tales Of The City 18 years after the show was last broadcast.
In a pre-recorded interview that aired on Thursday's edition of This Morning, the actress, 55, grumbled that the show changed her life in many ways & # 39 ;.
The new Netflix mini series, which will be released on Friday, follows Mary Ann as she returns to Barbarian Lane 28 to celebrate her former landlady, Mrs. Madrigal's 90th birthday.
Excited: Laura Linney buzzed about returning to Tales Of The City after 18 years, and said the show changed & # 39; her life & # 39 ;, in a pre-recorded interview broadcast this Thursday this morning
She grumbled: & # 39; I had no idea how much Tales would mean to me, and for me it changed my life in many ways. & # 39;
Speaking of her character in the new series, she said that Mary Anne & # 39; all new young people & # 39; will meet who have settled in the accommodation of Mrs. Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), where the original characters can give the baton & # 39 ;.
The series will include a series of new strange characters, including Ellen Page who plays Mary Anne & # 39; s sexually-adopted adopted daughter Shawna.
Delighted: Laura will repeat her role as Mary Ann Singleton in the influential LGBTQ series and she said that & # 39; (she) had no idea how much Tales would mean to her & # 39;
They are back: the Netflix mini series follows Mary Ann as she returns to Barbarian Lane 28 to celebrate her former landlady, the 90th birthday of Mrs. Madrigal
Based on the Armistead Maupin novels of the same name, the original mini-series broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK in September 1993 and on PBS in January 1994, before returning for a sequel in 1998 and a third episode in 2001.
Laura confessed that she was & # 39; stunned & # 39; was when the show was canceled and she was & # 39; quite surprised by how negative the LGBTQ community at the time was & # 39; but added that & # 39; the world has changed a lot now & # 39; so it is great to return to the show.
She explained: “The world has changed, it is a complicated, confusing and confusing time, and I think that many people are scared and lonely and that fear can be manipulated and used very easily.
& # 39; So something like this is hopefully an ointment and joy to look at and be a part of and a celebration of people and our joy and our complexity, and the joy of life on the planet. & # 39;
Final run: based on the Armistead Maupin novels of the same name, the original mini-series aired in 1993, before returning for a sequel in 1998 and a third part in 2001
New blood: Laura said Mary Anne & all new young people & # 39; will meet those who have settled in the home of Mrs. Madrigal, where the original characters can & # 39; indicate the baton & # 39 ;.
The new series features Lauren Morelli from Orange Is The New Black as showrunner and Laura added that & # 39; all our writers LGBTQ & # 39; so that they can & # 39; support the community & # 39 ;.
In the Netflix series, Mary Ann returns to San Francisco 20 years after her departure to start her career and reunites with her daughter and former husband Brian (Paul Gross).
During the pre-recorded interview, Laura revealed that she would be filming the third season of Ozark this week, and praised her co-star Jason Bateman who, according to her, an & # 39; remarkable job & # 39; acts as an actor and director.
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City will be broadcast on Netflix on 7 June 2019.
Times have changed: Laura confessed that she & # 39; is astonished & # 39; was when the show was released in 2001, but added that & # 39; the world has changed a lot now & # 39; so it's great to return to the show
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