Remember the actress Anjelica Huston? If her maiden name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ll definitely remember her by her classic role as Morticia Addams in the 1991 film, The Addams Family.
Huston has spent many years playing great matriarchs. From her turn as the wicked stepmother opposite Drew Barrymore‘s Cinderella in Ever After and her iconic Morticia Addams, to my favourite of all her characters, Etheline Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums. She’s so compelling in every single one of these roles that it’s hard to believe she doesn’t have children of her own. But then again, her (Oscar-winning) day job is the ability to morph into people she’s not. “Acting is a very liberating profession. It’s all about observation and transformation and finding out what makes people tick,” Huston tells me. “There is a lot of depth and understanding involved in the study of other homo sapiens.”