Jessica Walter in Pound Ridge; Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Marry "Upstate"
Though most people might recognize Jessica Walter from Play Misty for Me or one of her many stage roles, I know her almost exclusively as Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development. And I love her so much in that role that I'd be a little disappointed to find out that she wasn't a boozy, eye-rolling lady of leisure likely to say something like, "I'd rather be dead in California than alive in Arizona."
Which is why I was a little nervous to read the New York Times"Sunday Routine" column that featured Walter. But I figured I had to—even if it shattered my illusions that Walter is Lucille Bluth—because a large part of her Sunday routine involves going to her second home in Pound Ridge. (She lives most of the time on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.) One thing that is a little Bluth-like about her: She calls Pound Ridge "the country."
"When we hit the Merritt Parkway and everything’s green, there’s this big sigh of relief; the stress just goes away," she tells the paper. "It’s like when you see the ocean."
"We’ll stop at Scott’s Corners Market for something casual," she continues, "a cooked chicken, or maybe some meatballs and a salad, and we’ll make pasta when we get home. The house is on three acres, all deer-fenced, so Reggie [her dog, a release from Guiding Eyes] probably goes in and out 10 times in the first hour. After dinner, we’ll watch PBS or HBO or read. Just relax." That sounds like a Westchester weekend to me.
The Times featured Walter because she's currently appearing as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt in the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes. If you're interested, you can purchase tickets through the show's website.
It came to my attention that, over the weekend, current James Bond actor Daniel Craig and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz—two actors I totally dig, by the way—got married this weekend in a small, private ceremony in "upstate" New York. Now, I know that 90 percent of New York is considered upstate to some people, so can anyone narrow this down? Did they pull a Chelsea Clinton and get married Hudson-side in Rhinebeck? The whole thing sounds very low-key and cool.
UPDATE: My counterparts over at Hudson Valley Magazine have the scoop . Anyone in Saugerties have a sighting?
Articles Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester Magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.