Monday, April 22, 2024

Diane Keaton on HBO “Tilda” Series: “It’s the Mean Diane Keaton”


Diane Keaton, who can do no wrong in my book, is going ahead with the troubled “Tilda” series for HBO.

This is the series “inspired by” the contentious and willful Hollywood gossip blogger Nikki Finke.

Diane Keaton? We loved her as Annie Hall, Louise Bryant, as Kay in “The Godfather” movies and Erica in “Something’s Gotta Give.” Diane Keaton plays nice, and ditzy.

“This is the mean Diane Keaton,” she told me last night at the premiere of “Morning Glory.”

Can she do it, really? “I can do it,” she said, grinning from ear to ear. “You better believe it.”

Tilda is the bad witch, someone who wrecks people’s lives, and has no conscience. Diane Keaton is ready for it.

As for her spunky and lovable turn as Colleen, the long time anchor of a little seen morning show in New York, Keaton didn’t want to take the credit. “It’s all Roger Michell,” she said.

Wait til you see her in a sumo wrestler’s outfit.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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