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Minnie Driver

Beautiful

29 Sep, 2000

Driver plays Mona Hibbard, a young single mother desperate to become Miss American Miss, in this dramedy directed by Sally Field. When Mona becomes pregnant again, her friend Ruby (Joey Lauren Adams) agrees to raise the child so Mona can continue her quest uninterrupted. Co-starring Kathleen Turner.

I like Mona’s weaknesses. They’re far more interesting to play than strength and nobility and that whole routine. I mean, that’s wonderful and all, but in terms of pushing the envelope in your craft, this was great. What I’m often asked to do is play very straightforward, intelligent, sweet, funny, nice women. To get a chance to play something so different from that, it was awesome.

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