Do you know Bette Midler?
A friend of my former editor — my fabulous former editor, who is fabulous because she thinks of things like this even though Sima has a new home for paperback production — suggested that although Bette Midler has retired from movie-making (something about loving Las Vegas live?) she might have a “special interest” in playing Sima.
Playing Sima in Sima: The Movie, that is.
Or that should be, but isn’t quite yet, but really could be, don’t you think?
I have an agent’s address, but not a lot of hope that a letter from me will really be passed on.
But that’s where you come in.
Do you know Bette Midler? Someone who knows her? Someone who once tried not to smile too self-consciously while making small talk with her at the buffet table at their great-nephew’s bar mitzvah?
Or how about Olympia Dukakis? Patty Lupone? Meryl Streep? (Must always include Meryl Streep).
Everyone knows there aren’t thoughtful parts for older actresses. Here’s one.
(Though, looking at Bette Midler’s Las Vegas Package Vacation websites, I’m wondering if she wouldn’t actually make a better Timna…)
Anyway, give a holler if you know someone I should know, you know?
Meantime, on the midwifery front: client privacy is paramount, but when they go on the news about their hotel-birth I think I’m allowed to brag that, hey, I was there:
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