The View: Maura Tierney
From the political intrigue of The Good Wife to her Broadway debut in Nora Ephron’s final play, actress Maura Tierney is keeping busy lately. She visited The View to talk about co-starring with Tom Hanks on the Great White Way in Lucky Guy.
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Tierney said the play is “a New York story.” Ephron wrote for the New York Post in the 1980s, and the play tells a story about the city’s tabloid journalism at a moment in time.
“It was a different place than it is now, and it was a sort of wilder place,” she said.
The View: Maura Tierney Broadway
The play’s themes include survival and ambition, as well as “journalism the way it used to be before the Internet.” According to Barbara Walters, the play was written with Hanks in mind for the role. How did Tierney get involved?
She said she always wanted to give Broadway a try, and she was excited to work with Tom Hanks and director George C. Wolfe. This is the first Broadway role for Tierney and Hanks.
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Maura Tierney said that she has found a way to get past her stage fright. “The play’s very beautifully written, so if you can just stick to the words,” you’ll be OK, she said.
She also said that she is moved by Hanks’ devotion to Ephron’s work and words.
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On TV, Tierney has a recurring arc with her former ER co-star, Julianna Margulies, on The Good Wife. “It was really fun to see her, and that’s a great set,” she said, adding that they did not work together very much on ER.
You can see Tierney’s story play out Sunday nights on The Good Wife on CBS. Lucky Guy is currently playing at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York.