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"I did see Glenn after all that controversy and there was a great deal of controversy and a great deal of silence on Glenn's part. I did see her at the Kennedy Center Awards because we were honoring the great Barbara Cook. As luck would have it, I sat at Barbara's table with everybody else that was performing for Barbara and there was an empty seat right next to me.”
Much to LuPone’s surprise, Close sat in the seat.
“She said, 'I had nothing to do with it' and we hugged,” she revealed. “And it's that easy, that you can get rid of years of that anxiety.”
But that was where LuPone’s praise ended. She also took a jab at the 2012 film adaptation of Les Miserables
, a show which she starred in, originating the iconic role of Fantine.
“I only saw a little bit of it, but I'll tell you, I'm going to be honest, I think the only person who knows how to do movie musicals, or musicals on camera, is Rachel Bloom in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
. She is the only one that understands how to go from dialogue to song so that it makes sense. Her camera department knows how to shoot these rather large production numbers, and what I saw of Les Mis
-- I didn't see Les Mis
after I left it, I'm too involved with it to go see it, but what I did see -- I wondered why the hell they were doing close-ups of these people so that you were seeing the snot, you were seeing down their throat, you were not seeing the scene that perpetuated this emotion in the song. I just, I don't know why people assume they can do musicals or make movie musicals without ever having been involved with the process of making a musical.”
And it didn’t end there. When Cohen announced that Dance Moms
star Abby Lee Miller was the evening’s “Jackhole,” LuPone shouted, “She’s going to jail!” adding that the reality star’s year-long prison sentence is “not enough.”