Madison Wisconsin State Journal
January 28, 1990
There’s Bette Midler, and then there’s the Divine Miss M, and don’t ever confuse the two.
While Midler knows her alter ego, who has been .known to wear a mermaid costume and travels by wheelchair, is a handful, her colleagues are impressed by how different the two personas are.
In the winter issue of Jupiter, Peter.Coyote, Midler’s co-star in “Outrageous Fortune,” says: “I remember one day when we were rehearsing for the film, Bette walked in, and she looked like this not-so-attractive girl with a lot on her mind. Then something hit her, and she switched on. When that happens, she grows about 12 feet, her breasts are bigger, and her smile warms everything up.
“Clark Kent runs into a phone booth to become Superman, but Bette runs into a little secret place in her mind and comes out another being.”