“It’s the concept that older women are not interesting,” said Mac Dowell.“They don’t want to do programming about mature women because they think people go to the movies to watch men.Clad in a figure-hugging, deep-blue dress teamed with nude strappy sandals and a slick of red lipstick, she has lost none of her movie-star magnetism.“I remember being interviewed 10 years ago by a young girl who asked me, ‘How does it feel to get older and lose your beauty? The matriarch of her close-knit community, both in and out of the courtroom, Olivia turns down a prestigious promotion to stay close to her mother, her daughter and the new man in her life, newspaper editor Jack Griffith.That work/family dilemma is one that Andie knows well, having faced it herself with her three children Justin, 27, Rainey, 24, and Margaret, 18.They’ll fill the male role before they fill the female role, even if the female role is the predominant role.” Mac Dowell, with her cascading, raven hair, wide smile, and high cheekbones, has long transfixed moviegoers with her beauty and her lilting Southern accent.
I was quite impressed that I was the one who was, in fact, doing the movie.
“I never had to go to court, thank goodness, but yeah, I use all my personal experiences in my work.
Your whole life is your bag of tools.”But it was the show itself, as much as the character, that drew Andie in.
She made her film debut in 1984's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, before receiving critical acclaim for her role in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989).
Since then she has appeared in several notable films, including Groundhog Day (1993) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).