Rene Russo

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15 Oct, 2014

The Queen Latifah Show appearance

Russo reveals that she is taking medication for bipolar disorder during a taping of the Queen Latifah Show. Russo appears on the show with her Nightcrawler costar Jake Gyllenhaal.

For all the people that are having trouble and maybe feel bad about taking medication, I didn’t expect to say this, but that was really it for me. It’s okay — you will make it through. It’s not easy but you will make it through. I literally crashed, hit a wall and couldn’t get out of bed. I thought it was depression, but if you take antidepressants it speeds you up more. I’m kind of stop-and-go, I either crash or speed. I haven’t shared this, but I think it’s kind of important. I have some friends who don’t want to go on medication, and they are suffering.

Rene Russo Discusses Her Struggle | The Queen Latifah Show

6 Aug, 1999

The Thomas Crown Affair

Russo plays Catherine Banning, a jet-setting insurance investigator, in this romantic thriller directed by John McTiernan. After Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) engineers the theft of a multi-million dollar Monet painting, Catherine is on his trail to prove him guilty. Along the way, their relationship deepens into something more than cat and mouse. Co-starring Dennis Leary. On the movie’s sex scene:

Pierce was the perfect gentleman. … Pierce comes in with a silver tray with a bottle of champagne and two champagne glasses in a G-string.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) – Trailer

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