The Talk: Marcia Gay Harden Parkland Movie & If I Were You Review


The Talk: Marcia Gay Harden

From the new movie If I Were You, actress Marcia Gay Harden was a guest on The Talk, taking questions from the ladies and guest co-host Howie Mandel. They discussed her children, plus working with Zac Efron.

The Talk: Marcia Gay Harden Kids

The Talk: Marcia Gay Harden Parkland Movie & If I Were You Review

The Talk had actress Marcia Gay Harden discuss her new movie If I Were You, which is now in theaters, and working with Zac Efron on the film Parkland. (Jaguar PS /


Marcia Gay Harden is a mother of three, including eight-year-old twins and a 14-year-old daughter.

“The word ‘mom’ has progressively gotten more and more and more syllables” as her kids get older, she said.

She said that she knows she is there to be a parent and not a friend, and she expected that parenthood would become tougher as the children grew up.


The Talk: Marcia Gay Harden Twins

She compared her twins to “an old married couple,” and she watches how they interact with one another. They are even in sync when they are asleep, because they have similar movements.

“I think they have a physical connection,” she said. Howie Mandel called them “womb-mates.”

The Talk: Marcia Gay Harden & Zac Efron

Her kids are excited about her work with Zac Efron in the movie Parkland, about the final hours of John F Kennedy Jr. at a teaching hospital in the Dallas area.

Efron reportedly tweeted that working with Marcia made her want to be a better man. For her part, “Zac made me want to be a younger woman.”

Both actors were uncertain about what to do to make the medical work look authentic. They bonded over discussing the craft of acting.

Parkland is scheduled for release in 2013.

The Talk: If I Were You Review

Marcia also stars in the new comedy If I Were You, in which her character learns her husband is cheating on her. In an interesting twist, the character befriends her husband’s mistress.

In a clip from the movie, the character is running a focus group about cereal while drunk, after learning about her husband’s infidelity.

If I Were You is now in select theaters and available by video on demand.


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