Annette Ben­ing & The Seag­ull

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Parade - - Personality -

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.

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