Annette Bening & The Seagull
Bening, 59, turns to the classics for her next wlm, the tragicomedy The Seagull (May 11), based on the 1895 play by Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. It’s about a group of friends gathered for a summer weekend in the countryside, and they’re all in love—with someone who loves someone else. Here are wve facts about the four-time Oscarnominated actress.
She made her acting debut in a junior high production of The Sound of Music.
Bening had to turn down the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992)—which went to Michelle Pfeiffer—due to pregnancy.
Her 26-year marriage (to Warren Beatty) is a rarity in Hollywood.
She once spent a year on a charter boat, working as a cook.
She’s a true-crime documentary junkie.