I know Bette Midler has been busy on Broadway, but I would enjoy seeing her in a movie again. Any chance?
A: Yes! Before she signed to star in Broadway’s Hello, Dolly!, Midler, 72, filmed a role for the coming-of-age film Freak Show, based on James St. James’ award-winning cult novel. Set for release Jan. 12, it will tell the story of a cross-dressing teen (Alex Lawther) attending an ultraconservative high school after his boozy mother (Midler) checks into rehab. On behalf of outcasts and underdogs everywhere, he decides to run for homecoming queen.