LAILA ROBINS, star of Showtimes's Homeland & TNT's Murder in the First, on her theater habit
TNT’s MURDER in the FIRST garnered an Emmy nod, but The New York Times critic Mike Hale wanted to know how Hollywood forgot to nominate LAILA ROBINS for Best Supporting Actress. He is not alone. Laila Robins has steadily worked in film and television for decades since her breakout role in John Hughes’ PLANES, TRAINS and AUTOMBILES with Steve Martin and the beloved John Candy back in 1987. Most recently she did a stint on Showtime’s Homeland. But New York theater directors and producers may not want to share their best kept secret. On Broadway and off, Theater royalty, from the late great Mike Nichols to Pulitzer (and Employee of the Month Award winner) Jon Robin Baitz cast Robins because she consistently delivers her signature subtle, sly, supple, and seductive performances. She’s won the Drama League Award and been nominated for the Helen Hayes and Lucille Lortel Awards, but a consummate worker bee, Robins would rather focus on what’s coming down the pipeline. She just wrapped shooting A WOMAN, A PART and a film with the working title DUCHESS and you can still catch her on TNT’s Murder in the First’s two seasons on http://www.tntdrama.com/shows/murder-in-the-first.html.
In our interview, we spoke about what she learned from her parents, 1st generation Latvian immigrants, who were pioneers in their own rights, to how her illustrious voice over career funds, what she calls, her “theater habit.” Our interview was recorded live at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. The next season starts up with the first live taping of Employee of the Month on September 24th at 9:30 pm at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. To get tickets and find out more, go to: @EOTMshow and www.employeeofthemonthshow.com.