Last night Glenn Close took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in The Wife, a movie that took 14 years to get made—probably because it was called The Wife, Close said. Probably!
In her acceptance speech, Close connected the subject matter of the movie—adapted from a novel by Meg Wolitzer about the long-suffering spouse of a great American writer awarded the Nobel Prize—to her own life: “I’m thinking of my mom, who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life. And in her 80s, she said to me, ‘I feel I haven’t accomplished anything.’ And it was so not right.”
She continued: “Women, we’re nurturers. That’s what’s expected of us. We have our children, we have our husbands if we’re lucky enough and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment.”