Edie Falco On Terrence McNally’s “Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune”

It’s like, you know, the plant that insists on finding the light through the cracks in the sidewalk, you know?

People will search for that connection.

You still want a sandwich before you go?

– Yah, I still want a sandwich.

– Then you’re going, you’re not staying over.

– Well, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

– There is no bridge to cross.

– What are you scared of?

– I’m not scared.

I’m not scared, I’m… – Yes, you are.

– (mumbles) Not like in a horror movie.

I don’t think you’re going to pull out a knife and stab me, if that’s what you’re talking about.

Could we change the subject?

– What do you mean?

– Oh come on!

You’re gonna stand there and tell me you’re not weird?

– Of course I’m weird!

– There’s a whole other side to you I never saw at work.

– Well, what’d you think?

All I did was cook?

– There’s a whole other side of you I never saw when we were doing it either.

– Well, that’s because it was probably your first time with a passionate and imaginative lover.

– [F. Murray Abraham] At last I get and see and talk to you, you know?

– To think that we both sat and memorized these lines and worked on them, and dealt with blocking, and had opening nights and, you know, of the same stuff, two very different people, different times in our lives and you know, different productions.

But it’s all Terrence.

– Did you ever feel… – He got it from me.