Academy Award, Actors, Coal Miner's Daughter, Films, Jack Fisk, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sissy Spacek, Sissy Spacek memoir
One of the reasons I took a brief sabbatical from the blog is because I was given the distinct honor of interviewing Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. I met her at Selba, a Richmond restaurant, for our interview. Afterwards, we were standing and chatting when I noticed a necklace she was wearing—a thin gold chain from which hung a cluster of charms. I asked her to tell me about them, and I’m awfully glad I did; her answer gave me the lede for my article. The story, “Sissy’s Way,” appears in today’s newspaper (which has a few extras that don’t appear in the online version). I’m pleased to share a link to it here so that you can read about this extraordinary artist. You might also like to check out Jay Strafford’s review of Ms. Spacek’s heartfelt new memoir, My Extraordinary, Ordinary Life.
As a bonus, Ms. Spacek shared a little secret with me. She’s been married to film production designer and art director Jack Fisk for 38 years, so of course you know I just had to ask: “What’s the secret to a happy marriage?” Here’s what she told me:
“Marryin’ the right guy!”
Enjoy the article!
- Sissy Spacek: The Well-Adjusted Actress (online.wsj.com)
- Fresh Air Weekend: Sissy Spacek, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (wnyc.org)
- SIFF announces guests: Sissy Spacek, William Friedkin (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Sissy Spacek’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life (cbsnews.com)
Sabet Stroman said:
Marci- I loved the article today about Sissy Spacek. I’ve sent you a message via Linked In with more thoughts. Great job! Sabet Stroman
Sabet, thanks so much for getting in touch with me about my article! I’ll respond to your LinkedIn query in a moment. Glad to e-meet you!
Linda Grashoff said:
Congratulations, Marci! Good work. Nice that you were able to mention your blog, too.
that’s a cute title for her book.
I often read the Sunday paper… on Monday! Fabulous article, Marci. What an awesome opportunity to interview Sissy Spacek. So fun to read!
Thanks, Anne! I’m glad you liked it. She’s terrific, too. I’m also glad that the article came out when it did; I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery on Friday, so it was a nice diversion. Hope we can get together soon. -Marci
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Ally Taylor said:
Thank you for the links to the article and the review. I did post on the article, but wasn’t sure if you revisit older articles and just wanted to let you know your article was amazing. As a huge fan of Sissy myself, that must have been a wonderful experience.
Ally, thanks so much for your comments—here and on the RTD site—about my Sissy Spacek profile! I wouldn’t have known that you chimed in on RTD, so I appreciate you telling me. Meeting and interviewing Ms. Spacek was an extraordinary experience; I’m thrilled to know you liked the article. All best wishes, Marci