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Blythe Danner’s not into Instagram

Blythe Danner was set up on Instagram.com by her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow so she could showcase her new film.
I’ll See You in My Dreams marks Blythe’s first lead actress role, and it tells the story of a widow who discovers life can begin again at any age.
Gwyneth loves the movie, and she wanted Blythe to share her on-set experience with the masses. However, the 73-year-old wasn’t convinced.
“Not at all,” she told Britain’s Metro newspaper when asked if she was a social media user. “I’m glad I’m older in that I don’t feel the need. I was on Instagram for about two minutes. My daughter put me on: then I said, ‘That’s not for me.’ I check in with my grandchildren and my daughter but other than that I have no desire.
“Gwyneth thought I should be doing things of the moment. She loves the movie and she thought people should see what I was up to. I said: ‘Well, I’ll leave that up to you. You tell them.’”
The film was released Stateside in May (15), but didn’t hit British cinema screens until February 2016.
Blythe’s character Carol is a former songstress, which the actress could relate to as she also used to sing.
“I was a typical actress. I wanted to have many different takes: ‘I can do it better; let me do one more!’” Blythe laughed of a karaoke scene. “I used to sing jazz when I was young and Cry Me a River (which she sings in the film) was a standard. I didn’t know the song the director (Brett Haley) had picked for the film so he said I could do that one.”
The shooting schedule only lasted 18 days, with the cast and crew given weekends off.
“I wasn’t sure I had the stamina – I’ve never carried a film before,” Blythe admitted. “I’ve had leads on stage but never in a film. But they were very considerate.”

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