Friday, January 14, 2011

In book news ... Sissy Spacek to write memoir

If you loved Sissy Spacek in "Coal Miner's Daughter" feared her in "Carrie," and admired her in "In the Bedroom," you might be interested to read the memoir she's penning.

(I loved her in all of those films. "Coal Miner's Daughter" is one I like to watch over and over again. She and Tommy Lee Jones are rather endearing as Mr. and Mrs. Loretta Lynn.)

Publisher Hyperion announced earlier today that actress Sissy Spacek plans to release a memoir, tentatively titled "Barefoot Stories," next year.

According to the Associated press, the 61-year-old Spacek won an Academy Award in 1981 for "Coal Miner's Daughter," in which she played country singer Loretta Lynn. She also starred in the horror classic "Carrie." (her performance in which, according to her bio on IMDB, she hated). She was seen last year in "Get Low," with Robert Duvall and Bill Murray.

In addition to preparing to write her book, Spacek has kept herself busy, according to IMDB, by doing six episodes of HBO's fine series "Big Love" for 2010 and appearing in the film version of Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" (which I blogged about here in July), due to be released this year.

1 comment:

Brain Butler said...

Didn't notice much of her in any other entertainment series. But yes "Coal Miner's Daughter" oh just WOW!!! If i would she her today i would still be in the same aura...