I didn't even catch that that's what she said until the second viewing and it cracked me up! As a child of the 80's, I think my favorite line was the thing about Billy Squier/Billy Ocean, LOL. I was kind of glad her scenes tonight were mostly funny since we know it's going to get more emotional later on.
And it goes without saying that she looked beautiful. :-)
I have been reading some of the reviews and all have been favorable of Maura.....and a couple negative toward the show in general. One accused Leary of expoliting Maura's real life health issues for the show. I wish they knew HER enough to know that it couldn't happen without her blessing. I loved that she could actually be so honest ('...to be closer to my medical torture.... going to be dizzy, grey and angry.....etc.) Its awesome to watch.
I loved the whole episode, from the guys trying to help Lou pass his physical, (Seriously, how stupid are Mike and white Shaun) to the gavin women & Shelia all yelling at Tommy, to Maura. The "buying shampoo" line was delivered so brilliantly that I laughed so hard.
Those critics who are claiming Leary and Tolan are using Maura, need to talk to them about it, or if they would have read some other articles about it, they would know the story got changed after talked with Tolan about it. I think they were very careful to not exploit it.
Now I'm just waiting for those out of the loop people to start writing in to the celebrity question sections in newspapers asking if Maura is sick after seeing her on RM.
Post by paigeelysec on Jul 22, 2011 2:14:15 GMT 10
I cannot express how proud I am of her. I mean she is so brave and courageous for doing this in the first place. But personally, I think that this whole process and preparation for the scenes may have helped her deal with what was really going on in her life at the time. It helped her see the light of it.
I thought she was witty and quick with her comments, just like good old Kelly. And again, she referenced the "Joe Pesci with tits" comment which was my favorite from her last arc. You could tell that Tommy was wanting to see her again. He can't hide it on his face.
Next weeks episode looks great, looking forward to seeing what she will do next.
"I have so many insecurities they fight for prominence." - Maura Tierney
"I don't think there's anything particularly innocent about me." - Maura Tierney
Now can anyone remember if an actress has done what Maura is doing to RM playing someone fighting cancer only a few months after finishing up chemo treatments. I know Sophia Vassavillia shaved her head for "My Sister's keeper" but she was not fighting cancer at the time. It has to be a very rare occurance.
While she wasn't playing a character undergoing chemo, I developed a tremendous admiration for Christina Applegate - who dove right back into work on her series after being very open about her double masectomy and reconstructive surgery. She is so YOUNG! The series has been cancelled and she has had a baby since then but is SUCH a hoot. I love reading her tale about the loss of sensation in her chest area and needing to have others tell her if the 'girls' were playing peek a boo at events...and now how she lost her need to keep them 'private' until the moment her daughter was born and she whipped off the gown so they could lay her there. Too cute....and all about being 'real' about her new facts of life.