BootLeg Betty

On working with Lily Tomlin

On working with Lily Tomlin: “Well, Lily is really a perfectionist. I kept saying, “Lily, this is the Midler School of Mugging, you just have to mug your way through this. Lil, it’s very light, look, I’m singing with a cow! How deadly can it be?” But she just wouldn’t buy it. I couldn’t talk her into it. She really struggled with that material, she was so determined to get her message across. Her heart was in the right place, she wanted to make it better. But sometimes people don’t have any patience for better, they just want to get it done. That picture typifies that, believe it or not.” (1991)

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BIG BUSINESS, Bette Midler, 1988. ©Buena Vista Pictures
BIG BUSINESS, Bette Midler, 1988. ©Buena Vista Pictures
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