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Two-Time Oscar Winner Stuck Playing 'Nice Mom'

Dianne Wiest says she's been typecast by Hollywood, and is struggling
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Two-Time Oscar Winner Struggling to Pay Rent
In this film publicity image released by Lionsgate, Dianne Wiest is shown in a scene from "Rabbit Hole."   (AP Photo/Lionsgate, JoJo Whilden)

(Newser) – Just because you've won two Oscars doesn't mean you're set for life: Dianne Wiest, 66, who has supporting actress Academy Awards under her belt for both Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway, tells the New York Times that nowadays it's tough for her to even find enough work to cover rent. (While she quipped that "I have to move out of my apartment soon," her rep now tells ABC News the quote "was taken out of context" and that Wiest isn't moving.) She tells the Times that she thinks she's been typecast as "a nice mom and that’s it. That’s all that ever came, except in theater." In fact, it's a theater role she was talking to the Times to promote: Rasheeda Speaking starts previews today. (Click for celebrities who have money problems or celebrities who have been homeless.)

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