Excerpt from: The Oakland Press (click for full article)
Patti's comment: I love them both!
They're starring in a play about a woman reluctant to age and the perils
of passing time, but veteran actors James Earl Jones and Angela
Lansbury say that life in their 80s continues to be exciting thanks to
their determination to keep doing what they love.
Jones and Lansbury, in Australia to star in a touring production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Driving Miss Daisy," say the thrill of performing has propelled them throughout their decades-long careers and gives them the energy necessary to keep up with their often grueling schedules.
"Coming back to the theater about seven years ago turned the tide for me, it really did. Because it gave me a career after 70," she said. "I could still work in the theater and play great roles, but it wasn't so easy to continue as a motion picture actress. Which I was very glad of — I didn't like the way we were making movies ... the kind of roles I would like to play didn't seem to exist. But I love the theater and, as it turned out, it was the thing to do."