Sally Field. Photograph by Jack Guy.

In this second installment of my onstage interview with Sally Field you get to hear it as a podcast and experience it as if you are in the audience there in Provincetown last summer as the audience  members and their reactions became an integral  part of this conversation staged in its way as a bit of performance art.

We begin by talking about how she and Meryl Streep – two of our greatest American actresses – differ in their approaches to their art  and how that artful way Field  approaches her own craft has helped to save her life in many ways.

Mercedes Ruehl, Edward Albee, and Field.

She talks about her roles in the plays of Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee on Broadway and what the latter told her about her performance.


Field and Jeff Bridges in “Stay Hungry.”

And she takes us through the harrowing and hilarious – and fiercely focused – audition process for her first big film role which was in Stay Hungry in 1976.  It was the role that led her to Sybil.

  • Kevin Sessums is the author of two New York Times bestselling memoirs, Mississippi Sissy and I Left It on the Mountain.

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *