Glenn doesn’t mind if she misses out on an Oscar (Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Glenn Close doesn’t mind if she never wins an Oscar, after being nominated for seven Academy Awards.
Much like the campaign to get Leonardo Di Caprio an Oscar before he won for The Revenant, fans really, really want Glenn to bag herself a best actress win after being denied a trophy on seven occasions.
However, the 73-year-old reckons the work itself is the real prize. (Exactly what a deserving winner would say.)
The Wife star was in conversation with Pete Davidson for Variety, with the Saturday Night Live actor saying: ‘What can we do to get you an Oscar? We have to get the internet to help, because you deserve seven!’
Glenn said: ‘Is it better to be wheeled out in a wheelchair and get the lifetime achievement award? You don’t have to make a speech …
‘It’s beyond me. I don’t know what to say about that. I just have to keep doing what’s good. You’re fulfilled by your work, and that’s the process to me. It’s what feeds my soul, but it really is nice when other people like it.
‘It might be cool to never get one. I wouldn’t mind being wheeled out when I’m old and drooling, and I have a grey wig to cover my bald head.’
One of her seven nominations was for Fatal Attraction (Picture: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
If she does win a coveted Academy Award, Glenn doesn’t particularly want it to happen this year for her role in Hillbilly Elegy – because she won’t even be able to soak up the moment.
The Oscars have been pushed back from their usual February slot to April, and while no announcement on the logistics have been made, it’s expected that the usual jam-packed Dolby Theatre will be a no-go due to the ongoing pandemic.
Glenn said: ‘I’m very proud of the times that my peers have felt that my performance was worthy of attention. It’s so sad if it happens when we’re all unable to celebrate in a room together. I mean, that would be ironic, but that’s what life does, right?
‘I just hope I can keep finding the parts because a lot of times I think it’s about the role.’
Long considered one of film’s greatest actresses, Glenn has lost out at the Oscars seven times since 1982.
She was nominated for best supporting actress three years in a row for The World According to Garp (beaten by Jessica Lange in Tootsie), The Big Chill (Linda Hunt won for The Year of Living Dangerously) and The Natural (beaten by Peggy Ashcroft for A Passage to India), and for best actress on four occasions, for Fatal Attraction (Cher won for Moonstruck), Dangerous Liaisons (Jodie Foster won for The Accused), Albert Nobbs (beaten by The Iron Lady’s Meryl Streep) and The Wife (Olivia Colman won for The Favourite).
However, Glenn has won Golden Globes, Emmys, Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Tonys.
The actress’s role as Mamaw in Hillbilly Elegy attracted awards season buzz, but we’ll have to wait until March 15 to find out if she gets nominated.