“Hollywood” star Patti LuPone covers Variety’s “Power of Women” issue photographed Sophy Holland by and styled by Ryan Young.
One when the theaters will be able to reopen: LuPone says that when “Company” shuttered, its producers told her they would be performing again within two to three weeks.
“Now they say Broadway will be shuttered until Labor Day,” says LuPone, who has been busy social distancing at her home in rural Connecticut. “Well, we all know that’s not true. I think it’s going to come back at the earliest in January and maybe not even then. It’s very, very depressing and very worrisome.”
On moving to Ireland: “This country is doomed,” says LuPone. “I think it is a failed experiment. I don’t see us pulling ourselves out of this. I think we’re heading into either fascism or a dictatorship. I think Trump will win a second term, and I think I’ll move to Ireland.”
LuPone has an EU passport, and the actor fell in love with Ireland while shooting “Penny Dreadful” in the country. She has been looking at property to buy.
“I have a finite amount of hours left in my life,” says the 71-year-old performer. “I want to be able to look at nature and go, ‘Oh right. That’s what it’s all about.’”
Hair by Patrick Melville
Makeup by Angelina Avallone
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