Watch: Glenn Close Creates Characters to Stay Entertained During Quarantine

by Will Shepard
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The legendary Glenn Close appeared on “A Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to talk about her new movie and quarantine. During the interview, she talks about how important keeping herself laughing is for herself.

While she is on the show to promote her new Netflix movie, “Hillbilly Elegy,” Close explains she’s kept busy during quarantine with her made-up characters.

Colbert and Close, in the clip, talk for roughly seven minutes about how she has created some ridiculous personalities.

Colbert asks Close what she’s been doing to keep herself occupied. To which she responds, “well periodically I try to make myself laugh.”

“So I have these characters that I’ve invented, and I’ve done a few of them, really actually, one of them has been kind of on Instagram. But otherwise, they’re pretty unknown.”

Colbert asks if that means that they’re just for herself. Close gives a good belly laugh and responds that they are indeed just for her and some certain, choice friends.

Glenn Close and Her Characters

To which Colbert laughs and prods her further about the made-up characters. Colbert is even prepared with a clip of her acting out a sketch she does as one of these characters. However, she explains the character first – “Dar from Boca.”

Close describes her character’s habits. In particular, Dar loves wigs with fake hair and loves to wish people “happy birthday.” After the explanation, Colbert rolls the hilarious tape.

The two then move onto her next character. The character is Close’s recreation of Cruella de Vil from “One Hundred and One Dalmations.”

Close goes on to explain, further, that she put the character together to help Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project. She just threw together the costume. Arguably the best part of the costume, though, was a painted chopstick she created to resemble the cigarette holder that Cruella is, in part, known for.

Close played the villain in the movie, and the final product was absolutely perfect. All in all, she is certainly enjoying her time in isolation in Montana.

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