Glenn Close taking a break following awards season


Glenn Close is taking a break from the spotlight to “rest and reboot” following the end of awards season.

The veteran actress has had a busy few months after receiving multiple nominations for her performance in The Wife, and she scored a Golden Globe, a Critic’s Choice and a SAG Award for Best Actress, but lost out to The Favourite’s Olivia Colman for the Oscar in late February (19).
On Sunday night (03Mar19), a week after awards season concluded, the 71-year-old took to Instagram to explain to her followers that she was taking a much-needed rest.

“I had an amazing time there (at the Oscars), thank you for all your notes, thank you for the great outpouring of love I felt throughout that whole awards season. I’m now going to take it easy for a while, I’m going to read a lot, I’m going think a lot,” she said in a video while sat on a sofa wrapped in a blanket.

“I have some exciting possibilities coming up, but I think I need to kind of rest and reboot, get into really great shape for the next phase and then see what I’m going to do. I just wanted to say hi, I’ll post every now and then, it won’t be as intense as it was when I was in the awards season and so much going on, but that’s OK.”

In the caption, the Fatal Attraction star told fans she was feeling “peaceful and happy” and then shared a quote from a good friend.

“To paraphrase: ‘It’s easy to empty your cup, when dealing with life, but the great challenge is to deal with life with the overflow.’ We all need to take time to do whatever we need to do for ourselves so we can face the world with strong minds and bodies and full hearts,” she concluded.

Close now holds the record for the most Oscar nominations without a win for an actress, with a total of seven. It was recently revealed that she would be reprising the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard for a movie adaptation of the musical, which she has starred in numerous times.