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Toni Collette Fights The Power!

“What do we want? Muriel’s Wedding 2! When do we want it? Now!” Just kidding. The star of “The United States of Tara” and one of my favorite movies, “Muriel’s Wedding,” has not taken to the streets demanding a sequel; she’s just filming a protest scene for her upcoming film, “Jesus Henry Christ.” [Toronto, 6/5/10] Keep reading »

Frisky Q & A: Toni Collette Talks Season 2 Of “The United States Of Tara”

Fascinating fact about Toni Collette: she is the second most recognizable and highest-paid Australian actress in Hollywood, after Nicole Kidman. However, if you put the two of them in a cool contest, Toni would win every day of the week. Ever since Toni played Muriel, an ABBA- and wedding-obsessed woman who escapes her abusive father in “Muriel’s Wedding,” she has built an awesomely diverse career, starring in indie flicks like “About a Boy,” “Velvet Goldmine,” and “Little Miss Sunshine.” And then last year she made the switch to the small screen, in Showtime’s “United States of Tara,” playing a suburban mom with Dissociative Identity Disorder who fractures into a ’50s housewife, a bratty teenager, and a male Vietnam vet anytime she gets stressed. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Diablo Cody, this show is one of the best on television, and Toni won an Emmy for the role. After the jump, Toni dishes exclusively to The Frisky about everything, from this season’s newest alter ego—a ’70s flower child—to the alter she’d most like to add to the show. Keep reading »

We Salute “The United States Of Tara”

OMG bitches! Sometimes life throws you a bone…or in this case, a girl boner! Diablo Cody, the former stripper/screenwriter behind “Juno”, is giving her goodies away. The pilot episode of the new TV show she’s been working on since her Oscar win, “The United States of Tara,” is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday. But If you go to Showtime’s website, you can wtach the entire first episode now! I did, and afterwards I was so satisfied, I needed a smoke. The show is totally original and somehow manages to make multiple personality disorder not a cheesy soap opera premise or a pathetic cry for help. Maybe it’s because Ms. Cody sees her character as a metaphor for the modern woman who is trying to fill so many roles. “The United States Of Tara” is backed by a seriously talented cast. Thanks to the amazingly hilarious character actress Toni Collette (“200 Cigarettes,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “Muriel’s Wedding,” “Little Miss Sunshine”) and John Corbett (Aidan on “Sex and the City”), I’m hooked. [Boston Herald] Keep reading »

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