Earlier today, ComingSoon.net had a chance to talk to Oscar-winning actress Sissy Spacek about her new memoir “My Extraordinary Ordinary Life,” which is released this week. While we plan on running that interview sometime next week, we were surprised to learn that she hadn’t been asked about MGM’s planned new movie based on Stephen King’s Carrie, being that the 1976 Brian De Palma movie was a breakout for her.
It would probably be a racier story if Spacek hated the idea of them doing a remake but like with everything else, she had a great attitude about the whole thing, including the idea of 15-year-old Chloe Moretz taking on the difficult title role (which she talked to us about last week.)
“I think she’s a wonderful actress,” Spacek said and got even more excited when she learned that Julianne Moore would be playing the Piper Laurie role of Carrie’s mother. “That’s great!” she exclaimed.
“They hired a really wonderful director, very talented,” she continued. “It’ll be interesting. Our film, it is what it is what it is, and it stood the test of time, but I think that’s great, it’s like an homage not only to the book but to the film, not only to Stephen King but to Brian De Palma. It’s been made many times. There have been several television movies, ‘Carrie 2,’ two musicals! I remember thinking the first time there was a musical on Broadway, ‘Oh my Gosh! The people who ordinarily go to the theaters, that’s not really the audience.’ The first audience of ‘Carrie’ has aged now, so I think out of curiosity, I think it’s cool. As I understand it, they’re not remaking our film; they’re going back to the source material, to the book.”
And Ms. Spacek even suggested she’ll probably go to see that movie whenever it comes out, so if that isn’t a ringing endorsement, then we don’t know what is.
Look for the rest of our interview with Ms. Spacek talking about “My Extraordinary Ordinary Life” (available now at all the finest booksellers) and other aspects of her career next week.