In “The Parisian Woman,” which is now playing on Broadway, actress Blair Brown plays the newly-appointed head of the Federal Reserve Bank. Her conservative character is embroiled in a Washington scandal that involves her daughter (Phillipa Soo) and a socialite (Uma Thurman).
Blair’s credits include TV series such as “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,” “Fringe,” and “Orange Is the New Black” and films “Altered States,” “Continental Divide,” and “Dogville.” She’s also worked extensively in theater, and won a Tony Award in 2000 for her role in “Copenhagen.”
We spoke to Brown about her new play, what it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood over 40, and her thoughts on the #MeToo movement.
“The Parisian Woman” is playing in a limited run at the Hudson Theatre. The play was written by “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon and is directed by Pam MacKinnon (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?