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Kathy Bates is a legendary actor with a wide variety of roles under her belt. But while this well-respect veteran talent has made a name for herself, there's lot about her that isn't discussed as much as her most famous work. From Misery to American Horror Story, there's no doubt she's forced to be reckon with on stage and screen, but behind the scenes, she's faced more than her fair share of struggles, first to get her career start and then to keep it going. In addition to professional ups and downs, Bates has also faced mental and physical health issues, including multiple bouts with different kinds of cancer. Kathy Bates is a truly remarkable woman who almost didn't get shot in the entertainment industry for superficial reasons, but despite some early setbacks, she's continued to persevere and produce high level of work across many forms of entertainment. Here's look at some lesser-know facts about Kathy Bates. The role that earned Kathy Bat her Tony nomination in 'night, Mother was one of a suicidal woman arguing with her mother over her intent to commit suicide for the length of the entire play. In this profile of Bates published around the release of Misery in 1991, she talks frankly about her own struggles with depression that helped to inform her performances in roles like this one. She connects with the very human element of mental health struggle both from the perspective of having experienced it herself as well as just a general feeling of empathy for others. While not everyone would have looked at Annie Wilkes in Misery and been able to see relatable character, bat do, and it makes her performance as Annie that much richer and more nuanced. She has even spoken in the past about difficulty she has with sometimes connecting with her roles too much, to the detriment of her own mental health, and how therapy has been a powerful tool in combating this problem. Bates' first Award nomination came via Tony Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Play in 1983, after her run in 'night, Mother. The character of Jessie couldn't have been easy to play, but Bates remained in the cast for an 11-month stint. It was this role that inspired Bates to move from New York City to Los Angeles even after her critically acclaimed run in 'night, Mother, When the film version was make, role of Jessie went to Sissy Spacek, and bat realized that if she wanted to really make it as movie actor, she would need to be on west coast. Since previously she hadn't had much luck at landing film roles, she wanted to be more accessible for casting, and New York isn't quite the mecca for film that Los Angeles is. Moving to LA really changed her career, and while there have been times in decades since that her career has ebb and flow, for most part, it's certainly been a successful move.

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Kathy Bates' acclaim for Misery

When the American Film Institute put together its list of 100 greatest villains in Film, Bates' Annie Wilkes from Misery ranked 17 and 6 out of all female villains. While Annie is not a stable character and it would've been easy for another actor to make her one-dimensional or cartoonish during her violent captivity of injured writer Paul Sheldon, bat infused her with humanity. Make unsettlingly identifiable due to the way Bates works and her attention to detail, Annie is certainly a villain, but she isn't one that can easily be dismissed as unrealistic or completely evil. At the time Stephen King wrote Misery and time that movie was made, not everyone was so empathetic to issues relating to mental illness, which makes the care Bates takes in portraying Annie that much more admirable. It's that very human nature that makes Annie so realistic and, thus, frightening. This is not a completely unfathomable situation, but rather something that could actually happen. AFI's list is honor, but it's also a simple recognition of the truth. Kathy Bates' portrayal of Annie Wilkes is as chilling as it is emotionally haunting.

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Stephen King collaborations

Post Kathy Bat Storms Through Misery of Dolores Claiborne appear first on Consequence of Sound. Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Radio Public | Stitcher | RSS Losers remain sequestered on Little Tall Island in Maine, only this time theyve put down their books and head to the local cinema. Join co-hosts Randall Colburn, Dan Caffrey, Dan Pfleegor, and Jenn Adams as they discuss and review Taylor Hackfords ' 1995 adaptation of Stephen Kings ' Dolores Claiborne. Together, they weigh in on eclectic cast, allusions to Kings Dominion, and why Kathy Bates is such a dominant force.

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