Edie Falco

Edie Falco interview

5 Jul, 2011

The Guardian interviews Falco about her battle with breast cancer, while continuing her career.

At 11 o’clock I got the diagnosis and I had to be at work at one. It was important for me to go through it privately. I have great respect for people who can go out there and proclaim it but that’s not how I do things. It was perfect for me [working while going through chemo treatments] The more I was able to just show up for my job, the more healthy I stayed. You kind of become what people expect of you, so if nobody knows and they’re like, ‘Buck up!’ then that’s what I’ll do.

I had all these large thoughts and I’m embarrassed to say they kinda went away. You start out with all these grand proclamations and here it is, almost eight years later, and I still bitch about the same stuff, still complain about my wardrobe or whatever.

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