Aside from the big news that Sigourney Weaver is coming to a TV near you, the fact that she will be playing a character quite close to Hillary Clinton makes this announcement so exciting.
Point A- If we lived in a just society Sigourney would be making $20 million a movie (like Harrison Ford and some of the other dudes in her cohort) and would never be on TV because she would be — you know — a movie star. I know that she has made a TV movie but there are only a handful of women who when you hear their name you think movie star, and Sigourney is one of them. And by the way she was one of the leads in the highest grossing movie ever. Avatar.
But we don’t live in a just world and a girl’s got to find work and interesting work and women get to play interesting characters on TV so here we are. The description sounds amazing.
Weaver plays Elaine Barrish, a divorced former First Lady who immerses herself in her new job as Secretary of State as she rebounds from the dissolution of her marriage and losing the presidential nomination.
She’s gonna have twin sons one her chief of staff and one with addiction issues.
The 6 hour show is created by Greg Berlanti (Dirty Sexy Money) and Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire) and will air on USA this summer.
Sign me up now.