3.9k Share this

While discussing her prolific career, Marlee Matlin named both Henry Winkler and Whoopi Goldberg as being instrumental in her success. “I’ve had great mentors in my life,” Matlin told People through an interpreter at the Producers Guild of America Awards on March 19. The “Coda” star mentioned how inspirational Goldberg had been. “She’s gone through a great deal of breaking barriers. And she set an example for me as well,” Matlin said. The actor also stressed how important it was to have a support network of friends and family.

Matlin and Goldberg worked together on the movie “The Player” in 1992, but their relationship predates that project. When Matlin won a Golden Globe for her work on “Children of a Lesser God” in 1987, she was overwhelmed by a scrum of photographers who jockeyed for her attention. The camera flashes and commotion was disorienting for Matlin. “[P]hotographers were screaming my name until Whoopi Goldberg flung her arms around me, gave me a squeeze, and said with no small irony to the crowd, ‘Hey, guys, she’s Deaf, she can’t hear you,'” Matlin wrote in her 2009 book, “I’ll Scream Later” (via ABC News).

In 2019, Matlin produced a short film starring a Deafblind man called “Feeling Through.” Goldberg moderated a panel that included the film’s director and Matlin, and described herself in opening remarks. “I’m a white woman with blonde curly hair … and I’m not as cute as you are, but we’re going to go ahead,” Matlin said in response to her longtime friend.

Source: Nicki Swift

3.9k Share this
You May Also Like

Kardashian v Jenner! Kim and Khloe mimicked bride Kourtney’s gothic vibe for her Portofino ceremony

Known for turning heads with their elaborate ensembles, the Kardashian-Jenner clan didn’t disappoint…

Source Close To Amber Heard’s Side Uses A Bicycle And Fish Analogy To Describe Why Johnny Depp May Not Be Called Back To The Stand

The legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in these weeks…

Ukraine war: Belarus checking combat readiness of army equipment stores

Belarus has begun checking the ‘combat readiness’ of equipment in long term…

Emotional moment foundling, 57, discovers his mother is still alive and wants to meet him

This is the emotional moment a man who was left on the…

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Boris must face down these union wreckers  

Train drivers are among the most feather-bedded of all public sector workers.…

Militant rail unions step up ‘summer of chaos’ strike threats on railways and Tubes

Britain’s left-wing union bosses today stepped up plans for their ‘summer of discontent’…

Woman makes bizarre claim that Johnny Depp is the father to her child during trial

Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard took another bizarre turn…

TMZ was tipped off to Amber Heard filing a restraining order against Johnny Depp at LA court

TMZ expected Amber Heard to ‘stop and turn and display her bruise’…