As an actress, Anne Heche has had a variety of parts. She’s paid her dues on the soap opera, Another World. She’s been in well-known television movies like, If these Walls Could Talk. And she’s done blockbusters such as Six Days, Seven Nights with Harrison Ford, and Volcano with Tommy Lee Jones. She’s got a wonderful ability to bring out the quirks of a character and, come this Thursday, she will do so again in Save Me.
Beth Harper, Heche’s character, is watching her life fall to pieces around her. Her husband has his hand in someone else’s cookie jar and her daughter wishes she would take her crumbs in any direction but hers. That is until the accident that makes Beth hear God. Suddenly there is understanding about not only her life, but about everyone else’s in town.
Ms. Heche was both polite and charming when I got to pose my own question about her career. The question given: You’ve had the opportunity to do both film and television. These are extremely different paces of work. How did she manage to switch gears between the two modes of media? She broke it down for me: When you do television, you have to come with your depth. You don’t get the time to develop it. With movies it’s a little more relaxed because you have a month to three or four months, to create your character.
Huffpost, who so graciously hosted this interview, introduced Tickle Time as we parted. This is a sunblock for kids that is fun to put on and enjoyable to be worn. For more information you can view the website here. The interview itself, in its entirety can be located here.
And of course, Tune in to Save Me this Thursday on NBC at 8/7c.