Difficult Women: The Complex and Powerful Characters of Glenn Close’s Career

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If you haven’t read Meg Wolitzer’s best-selling novel The Wifethe trailer for director Björn Runge’s adaptation will keep the story’s twists mysterious for you. Still, what is discernible from those snippets is the type of torment that overtakes Glenn Close’s titular character: “I can’t do it anymore, I can’t take it, I can’t take the humiliation!” she tells her successful writer husband, played by Jonathan Pryce. The Wife is the latest example of Close refusing to be ignored by the patriarchy in a 40-year career paved with always powerfully, sometimes brutally feminist roles.

Manuela Lazicessay, ringer, actors