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Frances Fisher sees dead people in new TV drama ‘Resurrection’

 
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She’s one of the most famous redheads in Hollywood, and Frances Fisher is still firing things up. The 61-year-old actress’ latest project is a creepy reincarnation drama, Resurrection, premiering at 9 p.m. Sunday on ABC. We caught up with Fisher, who talked about the possibility of life after death, among other topics.

Can you talk about your character in “Resurrection”?

Lucille Langston lives in a small town in Missouri and has been married for over 40 years to Henry Langston [Kurtwood Smith from That ’70s Show]. A decade into their marriage, their 8-year-old son Jacob drowned in the river behind the house. Thirty-two years later, Jacob returns at the exact age he died. Lucille believes his return is an answer to her prayers. She is invigorated by this second chance to raise her son and is fiercely protective of him.

What do you personally think about reincarnation?

Whatever. ...anything is possible. I’ve lost many family members and friends. If someone were to come back I’d like to ask unanswered questions, to cherish the time with them and not take anything for granted.

Did you have fun playing a fashion editor on “Castle”?

I had fun playing that character [but] I don’t care at all about fashion in my daily life.

What did you think of the Oscars?

They were a definite improvement over last year.

You look fantastic. Do you have any beauty/health secrets to impart?

I am a vegan. I don’t drink caffeine or alcohol, and I do not eat gluten. Forgive and be grateful.

You have such a great and varied career. Can you pick favorites?

All the roles I’ve played live inside me; all part of the tapestry of my experience. I think a particular memorable role would be for the audience to decide, because all are memorable to me.

What's next for you?

I’m shooting guest stars on Rectify and The Killing this month, and I have some films coming out this year: Henry Jaglom’s The M Word, and George C. Wolfe’s You’re Not You.

When fans see you, what character do they know you for most? Is it “Titanic”?

It all depends on who they are. Mostly they remark about my Law & Order character, sometimes Lucille Ball, sometimes Ruth DeWitt Bukater. Because films are easily accessible these days, someone may randomly comment on a film I did years ago.

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