Faye Dunaway Says “Mommie Dearest” Role Gave People The Wrong Impression

Faye Dunaway, recently sat down with People for a rare interview, and explained why her “Mommie Dearest” role is one of her greatest regrets.

“I think it turned my career in a direction where people would irretrievably have the wrong impression of me – and that’s an awful hard thing to beat,” she says. “I should have known better, but sometimes you’re vulnerable and you don’t realize what you’re getting into. It’s unfortunate they felt they had to make that kind of movie. But you can’t be ashamed of the work you’ve done. You make a decision, and then you have to live with the consequence.”

As for growing older, she says “It is what it is. It’s not something to moan or complain about. I still have a lot of creativity and emotion and it almost gets deeper as you get older – the more you understand and absorb.”

Besides, she adds briskly, “It’s not age that makes a life. It’s what you do with it.”


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