‘Damages’ done, Glenn Close ready for break
Chris Serico • Newsday • July 9, 2012 • Photo: FX
"Damages" star Glenn Close knows, but won’t reveal, major spoilers about her legal drama, whose fifth and final season begins Wednesday at 9 p.m. on DirecTV’s Audience Network.
But the northern Westchester County resident does shine a light on what she believes will unfold in real life: namely, a break from acting, now that her TV series and most recent feature film, “Albert Nobbs,” have wrapped.
"I finally made this movie that I wanted to make for 14 years; we finally pulled that off," Close said while lounging in a suite at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel during the June 26 “Damages" press junket. “We finished ‘Damages,’ which is a great feeling of closure and pride. And honestly, I know I’m not ready to leap into anything right now, so, I’m thinking I’ll know when that time is, but I’m very happy to kind of take some time off."
Helping her ease into a self-imposed hiatus, she says, is her satisfaction with the TV series’ final episodes. That comfort, she adds, is due in large part to the “Damages” writing team of Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler and Todd A. Kessler.
"I think it’s as good as the pilot, and that’s saying a lot," Close said. “I’m really happy with the way it ended."
Despite winning two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the high-powered and ethically challenged lawyer Patty Hewes on “Damages,” Close says her aptitude for the legal profession is limited to on-screen dramatics.