laura linney more cover 'The Big C's' Laura Linney in More: 'It's a privilege to grow old'Laura Linney is gracing the small screen on Showtime’s new dramedy “The Big C,” where she plays a woman diagnosed with Stage 4 skin cancer. Linney recently spoke with More magazine about mortality and growing old gracefully.
About mortality: “I have a lot of friends who’ve died way too young. And I’m a little angry about it. It makes me very upset at the whole viewpoint that there’s something wrong with aging when it’s a privilege to grow old.”

About one good friend she lost, actress Natasha Richardson:
Richardson’s tragic skiing accident in March 2009 “changed all of our
lives. Those of us who knew and loved her and benefited from the
incredible talent and we’ll never be the same.”

]]>About the difficult decision to get married in May 2009, so soon after Richardson’s death:  “We actually thought about postponing the wedding. She would have been there. Of all my friends, she was the one who was most annoyed that we were taking so long. She was so happy when we got engaged, and she kept saying: ‘When is this wedding happening?’  We were on the phone a lot about the plans.”
But the couple decided to proceed with a small ceremony in Linney’s Connecticut backyard:  “We all needed something to be happy about.” And when it came time for the bride to walk down the aisle, “I realized I needed someone, and I thought, Where’s Liam [Neeson]?” Adds her pal Willis Sparks: “Neeson wasn’t about to say no.  I remember thinking it was heroic of him just to show up, but he wanted to be there for Laura.”
About doing nude scenes: “I’m a real tart. I’ve been naked in a lot of movies. I feel that the nudity in some way will add to the story or the understanding of the character, I’ll do it.”
Best friend Jeanne Tripplehorn on her plastic surgery pact with Linney:
“We’re not going under the knife, we’re not going to do Botox. We’re both very committed to approaching life gracefully.” Read the full interview at the More official site. Follow Zap2it and Zap2it Andrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: More

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